US Pat. No. 10,213,032

SOUND GENERATING BEVERAGE CONTAINER

1. A beverage vessel, comprising:a vessel body comprising:
a vessel interior;
a vessel body wall having a vessel body wall exterior side and a vessel body wall interior side;
an opening disposed within a vessel body first end in environmental communication with said vessel interior;
a bottom at a vessel body second end opposite said opening, having a bottom exterior side and a bottom interior side; and,
a first interstitial space between said vessel body wall exterior side and said vessel body wall interior side and between said bottom exterior side and said bottom interior side;
a liner comprising:
a liner interior;
a liner wall having a liner wall exterior side and a liner wall interior side; and,
a liner bottom having a liner bottom exterior side and a liner bottom interior side;
wherein said liner is capable of being removably placed within said vessel interior;
wherein when said liner is placed within said vessel interior said liner bottom exterior side is adjacent said vessel bottom interior side thereby defining a second interstitial space; and,
wherein said liner is configured to retain a beverage therein;
a handle having a handle first end secured to said vessel body exterior wall adjacent said opening and a handle second end;
a power source residing within an interior void of said handle;
an audio source residing within said second interstitial space;
an illumination means disposed about said vessel body exterior wall for illuminating a general vicinity of said beverage vessel; and,
a switch, providing electrical communication between said power source, said audio source, and said illuminating means.

US Pat. No. 10,213,031

PILLOW DISPLAY STAND AND ASSEMBLY

Sourcing Network Internat...

1. A display device comprising:a round base having a slanted top surface to form a bottom shelf, said base having a front base portion, a rear base portion, a left side base portion, and a right side base portion;
an elongated discrete left side extending uniformly upward from said round base, said elongated left side having a transverse cross-section that is curved to substantially conform to a shape of the round base and extend from the left side base portion to the rear base portion;
an elongated discrete right side separate from said left side and extending uniformly upward from said round base, said elongated right side having a transverse cross-section that is curved to substantially conform to the shape of the round base and extend from the right side base portion to the rear base portion; and
a round intermediate shelf coupled to the elongated left side and coupled to the elongated right side, said round intermediate shelf having a slanted top surface;
wherein the elongated left side and the elongated right side form a partial enclosure about the round intermediate shelf and the bottom shelf that extends about the left base portion, rear base portion, and right base portion, whereby the elongated left side and the elongated right side are configured to retain products stored on the bottom shelf and the round intermediate shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,213,030

BABY SUPPORT

S2S INNOVATIONS INC., To...

1. An apparatus for supporting a baby against a torso of a supporting person, the apparatus comprising:an elongated soft body configured to extend around at least a portion of the torso of the supporting person, where the entire length and width of the elongated soft body is made of a stretch fabric configured to define an expandable pocket between a portion of the stretch fabric and the torso of the supporting person, where the expandable pocket is configured to, in an expanded state, contour the back torso of the baby and secure the baby by:
stretching in at least four directions; and
generating an elastic force to pull the baby towards the torso of the supporting person such that a plane of the elastic force extends along the entire length and width of the elongated soft body; and
an adjustable fastener, also made of a stretch fabric, configured to reversibly affix a first end of the elongated soft body to a second end of the elongated soft body, where, when in use, the elongated soft body pulls the baby to the supporting person by the generated elastic force.

US Pat. No. 10,213,029

SLEEP FABRIC LAYER WITH INDIVIDUALLY POCKETED COILS

Hickory Springs Manufactu...

1. An apparatus to provide cushioning for a surface, comprising:a core layer, wherein the core layer comprises at least one layer of foam; and
an outer support layer, the outer support layer substantially encasing the core layer, wherein the outer support layer comprises:
a first comfort fabric having an outer surface and an interior surface opposite the outer surface,
a second backing fabric having an interior surface facing the interior surface of the first comfort fabric and a core surface facing and abutting the core layer,
a plurality of couplings between the first comfort fabric and the backing fabric such that the interior surfaces abut at the couplings forming a plurality of pockets defined by the first comfort fabric, the second backing fabric, and the plurality of couplings; and
a plurality of microcoils wherein each microcoil is contained within a pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,213,028

BEACH COMPLETE

1. A rectangular inflatable bed unit containing a mattress having a pair of opposed ends and a top surface, a base supporting the mattress and having a bottom surface, a pillow located at one end of the mattress and on the top surface of the mattress, a side tray having a bottom surface substantially coplanar with the bottom surface of the base, a parasol secured to and extending below the bottom surface of the side tray and a long rectangular cubby having a bottom surface substantially coplanar with the respective bottom surfaces of the base and the side tray.

US Pat. No. 10,213,027

FOLDABLE BED

1. A foldable bed comprising:a first frame having a first board put thereon, at least one first connector connected to a front end of the first frame and having a first pin hole and a first aperture which is located below the first pin hole, and
a second frame having a second board put thereon, at least one second connector connected to a rear end of the second frame, the at least one second connector having a second pin hole and a second aperture which is located below the first pin hole, a pivot extending through the first and second apertures to pivotably connect the first frame to the second frame, when the first and second frames are extended, a pin extending through the first and second pin holes.

US Pat. No. 10,213,026

PULTRUDED ADJUSTABLE BED FRAME

1. A frame for a bed, comprising:a pair of side rails, each end of each side rail comprising a side-rail aperture;
a pair of end rails, each end of each end rail comprising an end-rail aperture;
a plurality of legs, each leg comprising a first-leg aperture and a second-leg aperture, the first-leg aperture and second-leg aperture located on adjoining sides of the leg; and
a plurality of connection sleeves, each one of the plurality of connection sleeves comprising:
a first side comprising a first-side aperture,
a second side comprising a second-side aperture, the second side adjoining the first side to form a right angle,
a third side comprising a third-side aperture, the third side spaced from the first side such that a first elongated slot is formed between the first side and the third side, and
a fourth side comprising a fourth-side aperture, the fourth side adjoining the third side to form a right angle, the fourth side spaced from the second side such that a second elongated slot is formed between the second side and the fourth side,
wherein the right angle formed by the first and second sides faces towards the right angle formed by the third and fourth sides,
wherein the first, second, third, and fourth sides are coupled together,
wherein the first elongated slot is sized to receive an end of one of the side rails such that the side rail aperture thereof is alignable with the first-side aperture, the fourth-side aperture, and the first-leg aperture of one of the legs, and
wherein the second elongated slot is sized to receive an end of one of the end rails such that the end rail aperture thereof is alignable with the second-side aperture, the third-side aperture, and the second-leg aperture of the one of the legs.

US Pat. No. 10,213,025

COLLAPSIBLE LOVEMAKING APPARATUS

1. A collapsible lovemaking apparatus for the disabled, comprising:an elongated housing having a floor, a top platform, an open end, a closed end, opposing sidewalls and a hollow interior;
a pedestal chair assembly having:
an elongate chair platform;
a pedestal chair mounted on the platform, wherein the pedestal chair comprises:
i) a pedestal chair seat and a chair back pivotally attached to the chair seat, the chair back being pivotal between an upright position extending 90° upward from the chair seat for supporting a user's back and a downward position 180° opposite the upward position; and
ii) the chair back being configured to define a housing end wall closing the open end of the housing when said pedestal chair is slid into the hollow interior of said housing for storage and transport;
telescoping tubes including a pair of fixed tubes fixed onto the floor inside the hollow interior of the housing and a pair of sliding tubes telescoping into the fixed tubes, the sliding tubes being dimensioned and configured to be slidable outside the open end of the housing, the chair platform being mounted on the sliding tubes and adapted to slide into and out of the housing; and
pedestal wheels mounted below one of the ends of the chair platform so that the pedestal chair is slidable out of the open end of the housing for use and into the interior of the housing for storage and transport; wherein the pedestal chair is height adjustable from a positon below the housing top platform to a position above the housing top platform;
a trolley assembly mounted on the top platform of the housing, the trolley including a carriage and a trolley platform mounted on the carriage, wherein the trolley assembly further comprises a U-shaped track formed by parallel, elongated C-shaped rails mounted on the top platform, the carriage having wheels mounted in the track for rotation in the track; and
a chair seat and a reclining chair back mounted on the trolley platform, the chair seat facing the pedestal chair when the pedestal chair is extended outside the housing for use, the trolley platform on the housing and the elongated pedestal chair platform below the housing both being slidable towards and away from each other to aid in lovemaking, the reclining chair back and the pedestal chair being collapsible onto and into the housing, respectively, for storage and transport.

US Pat. No. 10,213,024

OFFICE, WORK AND LEISURE CHAIR AND RETROFIT KIT FOR A CHAIR OR A SEAT SURFACE FOR CAUSING SUBLIMINAL MOVEMENTS OF THE PERSON SITTING THEREON

iii solutions GmbH, Baar...

1. An office, work and leisure chair for causing subliminal movements of a person sitting thereon with a cruciform base and freely articulated rollers, a gas-spring support and resting thereon an interface panel as a support panel and mounted thereon a base panel bearing a seat cover with a seat surface and back rest, wherein the seat cover is borne in such a way to have wobble capacity as the seat cover rests via a cover panel on a plurality of spring elements, which are displaceable radially, obliquely in relation to the radial direction or helically from the centre of the base panel to a periphery of the base panel, said spring elements being mechanically, hydraulically, pneumatically or electrically displaceable in position outwards or inwards, so that a wobble distance of the seat cover and an attenuation of wobble movement are variable.

US Pat. No. 10,213,023

FOLDING ROCKING CHAIR

ZHEJIANG HENGFENG TOP LEI...

1. A collapsible rocking chair adapted and configured to adjust between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, the chair comprising:a pair of front cross members including first and second front cross members, the first and second front cross members being pivotally coupled to each other in a crossed manner, the first and second front cross members each having a first end and a second end opposite the first end;
a pair of rear cross members including first and second rear cross members, the first and second rear cross members being pivotally coupled to each other in a crossed manner, the first and second rear cross members each having a first end and second end opposite the first end;
a pair of rear seat support members including a left and right rear seat support member, each of the left and right rear seat support member having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the left rear seat support member pivotally and slideably coupled to the first end of the first rear cross member, the right rear seat support member pivotally and slideably coupled to the first end of the second rear cross member;
a pair of roll tubes including left and right roll tubes, the left and right roll tubes each having a first end and second end opposite the first end;
a left side member having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end pivotally and slideably coupled to the left rear seat support member, the second end pivotally coupled to the first end of the left roll tube, the left side member having a bend at an obtuse angle;
a right side member having a first end and second end opposite the first end, the first end pivotally and slideably coupled to the right rear seat support member, the second end pivotally coupled to the first end of the right roll tube, the right side member having a bend at an obtuse angle;
a left front seat support member having a first end and second end opposite the first end, the first end of the left front seat support member pivotally coupled to the first end of the first front cross member, the second end of the left front seat support member engageable with the second end of the left roll tube, the left front seat support member pivotally coupled to the second end of the left rear seat support member between the first and second ends of the left front seat support member;
a right front seat support member having a first end and second end opposite the first end, the first end of the right front seat support member pivotally coupled to the first end of the second front cross member, the second end of the right front seat support member engageable with the second end of the right roll tube, the right front seat support member pivotally coupled to the second end of the right rear seat support member between the first and second ends of the right front seat support member; and
a right and left guiding member each having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end of the left guiding member pivotally coupled to the second end of the left front seat support member, the second end of the left guiding member pivotally coupled to the left roll tube between the first and second ends of the left roll tube, the first end of the right guiding member pivotally coupled to the second end of the of the right front seat support member, the second end of the right guiding member pivotally coupled to the right roll tube between the first and second ends of the right roll tube.

US Pat. No. 10,213,022

RECREATIONAL ROTATING CHAIR

1. A rotating chair apparatus, comprising:an upper chair section;
a lower chair section, comprising:
a plurality of legs: and
a support base removabley attached to a lower end of each of the plurality of legs,
the support base comprises a single layer of pliable material;
wherein the support base forms a planar surface that extends between opposing legs when the rotating chair is in use; and
a turntable having an upper plate coupled to upper chair section and a lower plate coupled to lower chair section,
wherein the upper plate and lower plate are rotatably coupled such that their coupling allows the upper chair section to rotate with respect to the lower chair section.

US Pat. No. 10,213,021

MOBILE CHAIR

1. A mobile chair comprising:a base;
a plurality of rollers coupled to and extending from a lower face of said base;
a brake coupled to said base, said brake being selectively couplable to at least one said roller, said brake comprising
a first rod rotationally coupled to said lower face of said base, said first rod extending between an adjacent pair of said rollers, said first rod being selectively couplable to each of said adjacent pair of said rollers,
a pedal coupled to and extending from said first rod such that an outer edge of said pedal protrudes from said perimeter of said base, said pedal being positioned equally distant from each of said adjacent pair of said rollers, and
wherein said pedal is positioned on said first rod such that said pedal is configured for reversible depression by the operator such that said first rod selectively couples to said adjacent pair of said rollers such that locomotion of said base is prevented;
a lift coupled to and extending from an upper face of said base;
a seat coupled to said lift distal from said base;
a backrest pivotally coupled to and extending from a rear of said seat; and
wherein said rollers are positioned on said base such that said base is configured for locomotion across a surface, wherein said brake is positioned on said base such that said brake is configured for an operator to selectively couple said brake to said at least one said roller such that locomotion of said base is prevented, wherein said seat is positioned on said lift such that said lift is configured for the operator to selectively vertically position said seat relative to said base, wherein said backrest is positioned on said seat such that said backrest is configured for the operator to selectively angularly position said backrest relative to said seat.

US Pat. No. 10,213,020

MODULAR ASSEMBLY FOR HIGH LEG ROW SEATING

8. A seating unit having a back end and a front end, comprising:a frame defined by a pair of spaced apart first and second chassis plates, coupled together in spaced relation, each chassis plate having a front end and a rear end;
a pair of mechanisms operable to move between a closed position and at least a reclined position, with one mechanism coupled to each chassis plate, each mechanism comprising;
a first roller track fixedly coupled to one of the first or second chassis plates, and oriented proximate the front end of the chassis plate at an angle that slopes on an incline from the rear end of the chassis plate to the front end of the chassis plate;
a second roller track fixedly coupled to the same one of the first or second chassis plates, spaced from the first roller track and oriented proximate the rear end of the chassis plate at an angle that slopes on a decline from the rear end of the chassis plate to the front end of the chassis plate; and
a seat mounting plate moveably coupled to, and constrained by, a linkage coupling the seat mounting plate to the first roller track and the second roller track,
wherein the seat mounting plate is moveable from a generally horizontal orientation in the closed position, to an inclined orientation in the reclined position, with the incline from back end of the seating unit to the front end of the seating unit.

US Pat. No. 10,213,019

CHAIR ARM ASSEMBLY

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. A chair assembly, comprising:a back support arrangement that includes forwardly-facing surface configured to support a user;
a seat support arrangement that includes an upwardly-facing surface configured to support a user; and
a four-bar arrangement that includes a rearward end and a forward end that is adjustable between a raised position and a lowered position; and
an arm rest assembly adapted to support the arm of a seated user thereon and supported on the forward end of the four-bar arrangement;
wherein the rearward end of the four-bar arrangement is pivotably supported from an arm support structure for pivotable movement about a substantially vertical pivot axis such that the forward end of the four-bar arrangement is moveable between a first position and second position located laterally outward from the first position, and wherein the substantially vertical pivot axis is located forwardly of a rearmost edge of the upwardly-facing surface of the seat support arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,213,018

CORNER SHELF INSTALLATION TOOL

William Joseph Karins, Sr...

1. A shower corner shelf installation tool comprising:(a) a first and second arm that are pivotally connected to one other and are configured to support a shower corner shelf thereon when the shower corner shelf installation tool is in use, the first and second arms each have an upper sidewall connected to a lower sidewall by an outer sidewall positioned there between;
(b) spaced apart anchor members protruding away from the outer side wall of each arm that are configured to grip a shower corner to temporarily affix the shower corner shelf installation tool thereto while in use;
(c) spaced apart leveling members extending above the first and second arm that are independently configured to selectively adjust the shower corner shelf during installation; and
(d) a tensioning member configured to extend between the first and second arm and to apply force to the first and second arms and anchor members while the shower corner shelf installation tool is in use to temporarily affix the shower corner shelf installation tool to the shower corner.

US Pat. No. 10,213,017

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail comprising a releasing feature;
a second rail movable relative to the first rail;
a third rail movable relative to the second rail, the third rail comprising a first wall, a second wall and a side wall connected between the first wall and the second wall, at least one of the first wall and the second wall of the third rail being arranged with a cut-out portion defining a groove, the groove being concaved from a surface of the at least one of the first wall and the second wall of the third rail; and
an engaging member pivoted to the second rail;
wherein the engaging member is configured to engage with the third rail to allow the second rail and the third rail to be synchronously moved relative to the first rail along a first direction, and the releasing feature is configured to disengage the engaging member from the third rail when the second rail is synchronously moved with the third rail relative to the first rail to a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,213,016

INTERCHANGEABLE MODULAR SHELF SYSTEM

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A modular framework for a gondola rack, the modular framework comprising:at least two support arms, wherein:
each support arm has a first end and a second end opposite each other; and
each support arm has at least two fixed hooked tabs disposed at the respective first ends, the first ends being proximate to a vertical plane of the gondola rack when fixed to the vertical plane of the gondola rack;
a first longitudinal member connecting the first ends of the at least two support arms; and
a second longitudinal member connecting the second ends of the at least two support arms, wherein:
the at least two support arms are substantially parallel to each other; and
the first longitudinal member is substantially parallel with the second longitudinal member to define a central space there between; and
the first longitudinal member, the second longitudinal member, and the at least two support arms each include a top support surface configured to engage with a plurality of display components; and
a first display component of a first type in the plurality of display components engaged with the top support surface over a first portion of the central space and a second display component of a second type in the plurality of display components engaged with the top support surface over a second portion of the central space, the first type being distinct from the second type.

US Pat. No. 10,213,015

PNEUMATIC ASSIST ADJUSTABLE TABLE

1. A table assembly, comprising:a table top including an underside and defining a front approach side and rear user side;
a top structure attached to the table top and including first and second hollow support cylinders arranged parallel to each other, and a top support bar extending between and perpendicular to the first and second support cylinders, the first and second support cylinders extending in a vertical direction downwardly away from the table top;
a tilt assembly affixed to the underside of the table top and to the top support bar, the tilt assembly configured and operable to pivot about a pivot axis that extends parallel to the top support bar to pivot the table top relative to the top support bar;
a base structure including first and second hollow legs arranged parallel to each other, the first and second legs extending in the vertical direction and configured to receive at least a portion of a corresponding one of the first and second support cylinders;
first and second movement mechanisms disposed within a support cylinder of a corresponding one of the first and second support cylinders and within a corresponding one of the first and second legs; and
a control mechanism operably connected to the first and second movement mechanisms configured and operable to directly and simultaneously control each movement mechanism so as to raise and lower the first and second support cylinders relative to the first and second legs.

US Pat. No. 10,213,014

TRANSFER STATION FOR TRANSFERRING BRISTLE FILAMENTS

Zahoransky AG, Todtnau (...

1. A transfer station (1) for transferring bristle filaments which are infeedable to the transfer station in bristle bundles (3), said bristle bundles (3) gathering the bristle filaments as a bundle via at least one band (4), to a magazine (2), the bristle filaments being stored in said magazine (2), the transfer station (1) comprising at least two pairs (8, 9) of gripper fingers (10, 11; 12, 13) which are spaced apart from one another in a longitudinal direction of the bundle, the gripper fingers (10, 11; 12, 13) of the gripper finger pairs (8, 9) for gripping and transferring a bristle bundle (3) are configured to be movable in relation to one another in such a manner that a spacing of said gripper fingers (10, 11; 12, 13) is reduced, the bristle bundle (3) to be gripped during transfer is gripped by all of the gripper fingers (10, 11; 12, 13) of the gripper finger pairs (8, 9), and the gripper finger pairs (8, 9) here grip the bristle bundle (3) in such a manner that the at least one band (4) of the bristle bundle (3) is disposed between adjacent gripper finger pairs (8, 9).

US Pat. No. 10,213,013

ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care implement comprising:a handle and a head connected to the handle, the head having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a soft tissue cleaner positioned on the second side of the head, the soft tissue cleaner comprising a plurality of protrusions that extend from the second side of the head; and
wherein the plurality of protrusions of the soft tissue cleaner at least partially define an optical machine-readable representation of data; and
wherein the plurality of protrusions of the soft tissue cleaner that at least partially define the optical machine-readable representation of data are formed as a series of parallel lines with a plurality of spaces therebetween, the plurality of spaces having two or more different widths.

US Pat. No. 10,213,012

ORAL CARE DISPENSER AND ORAL CARE SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING THE SAME

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

17. An oral care system comprising:a toothbrush comprising a longitudinal axis, a handle, and a head supported by the handle and including a plurality of tooth engaging elements extending transversely to the longitudinal axis from a front surface of the head oriented parallel to the longitudinal axis;
a dispenser detachably coupled to the toothbrush, the dispenser comprising:
a housing having a longitudinal axis and an internal reservoir containing an oral care material;
a drive component rotatably disposed within the housing and comprising a drive screw; and
an elevator coupled to the drive screw by an extension member having a threaded proximal end and a distal end inserted into an annular groove in a lower surface of the elevator so that rotation of the drive component in a first rotational direction causes the elevator to axially advance along the drive screw in a first axial direction to dispense the oral care material from a dispensing orifice while the drive screw does not axially translate relative to the housing, the annular groove formed between an inner annular wall of the elevator and an outer annular wall of the elevator, the inner annular wall extending axially from the lower surface of the elevator and the outer annular wall extending axially from the lower surface of the elevator, the inner annular wall opposing the outer annular wall, the outer annular wall located radially between the housing and the distal end of the extension member so that the outer annular wall surrounds the distal end of the extension member, the distal end of the extension member located radially between the inner annular wall and the outer annular wall, and the distal end of the extension member having a retention feature extending radially outward which engages a retention groove formed into the outer annular wall of the elevator.

US Pat. No. 10,213,011

ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care implement comprising:a handle and a head having a front surface and an opposing rear surface, the head comprising a support structure and a monolithic cleaning unit, the monolithic cleaning unit comprising:
a base portion coupled to the support structure and forming a portion of the front surface of the head; and
a plurality of bristles extending from the base portion and protruding from the front surface of the head;
wherein at least one of the plurality of bristles comprises:
a cylindrical body extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end that is adjacent the base portion of the monolithic cleaning unit to a distal end, the cylindrical body tapering from the proximal end to the distal end; and
at least one rib extending from an outer surface of the cylindrical body, a height of the rib measured from the outer surface of the cylindrical body to a terminal edge of the rib increasing with distance from the proximal end of the cylindrical body towards the distal end of the cylindrical body.

US Pat. No. 10,213,010

ELECTRONIC DEVICE ROTATION ATTACHMENT

Creative Law Enforcement ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a base; and
a loop attached to the base;
wherein the loop has a length, and the loop is joined to the base at a first position at approximately 6.25 per cent of the length from a first end and further joined to the base at a second position approximately 18.75 per cent of the length from the first end;
wherein the loop comprises an unbound section of approximately 68.75 per cent of the length and the loop is further joined to the base at a third position proximate the first end;
wherein the base comprises an adhesive on a side opposite the loop.

US Pat. No. 10,213,009

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN AIR FILLED STRUCTURE

NEMO Equipment, Inc., Do...

1. A method of assembling an air-filled structure, said method comprising the acts of:providing a first, generally planar exterior member, said first, generally planar exterior member having a top surface and a bottom surface and a first side and a second side, said first, generally planar exterior member composed of a heat weldable material;
providing a second, generally planar exterior member, said second, generally planar exterior member having a top surface and a bottom surface and a first side and a second side, said second, generally planar exterior member composed of a heat weldable material;
providing a first, generally planar interior layer, said first, generally planar interior layer disposed proximate said bottom surface of said first, generally planar exterior member, said first, generally planar interior layer including a plurality of openings extending through said first, generally planar interior layer and arranged in a predetermined pattern and position in said first generally planar interior layer;
providing a second, generally planar interior layer, said second, generally planar interior layer disposed proximate said top surface of said second, generally planar exterior member, said second, generally planar interior layer including a plurality of openings extending through said second, generally planar interior layer and arranged in a predetermined pattern and position in said second generally planar interior layer;
providing a plurality of internal connecting members, each of said plurality of internal connecting members including a first external member attachment region and a second external member attachment region; and
attaching said first and second generally planar exterior members to said first and second external member attachment regions respectively on said plurality of internal connecting members, wherein said first generally planar exterior member is attached to said first external member attachment region of said plurality of internal connecting members in a plurality of attachment locations utilizing a heat attachment method, each of said plurality of attachment locations provided through one of said plurality of openings in said first generally planar interior layer, and wherein said second generally planar exterior member is attached to said second external member attachment region of said plurality of internal connecting members in a plurality of attachment locations utilizing a heat attachment method, each of said plurality of attachment locations provided through one of said plurality of openings in said second generally planar interior layer,
wherein the first and second generally planar interior layers are not welded or otherwise attached but are pinned in place by virtue of the attachment of the first and second generally planar exterior members to said plurality of internal connecting members.

US Pat. No. 10,213,008

BALLISTIC BACKPACK

1. A ballistic backpack comprising:a pouch having a back panel defining a compartment having a pouch lower edge;
shoulder straps connected to the pouch;
a closure flap connected to the compartment and having a flap lower edge connected to the pouch at the pouch lower edge;
the closure flap being movable between a closed position in which the closure flap extends up from the pouch lower edge and encloses the pouch, and a deployed position in which the closure flap depends downward from the pouch lower edge;
a first ballistic panel connected to the back panel and having a first panel edge proximate the lower pouch edge;
a second ballistic panel connected to the closure flap and having a second panel edge proximate the lower flap edge; and
the flap lower edge being at a level above the pouch lower edge, such that when the closure flap is in the deployed position, the first and second ballistic panels overlap.

US Pat. No. 10,213,007

METHOD FOR DELIVERING COSMETIC ADVICE

1. A cosmetic method comprising:a) acquiring a color from a region of the body of an individual, by using a device having a color camera, memory and a processor; and
b) delivering automatically by the device, using the color acquired in a) by the color camera and knowledge of tanning pathways stored in the memory or to be downloaded into the device,
at least one data representative of skin phototype of the individual,
at least one indication concerning at least one skin color obtainable by the individual via a pigmentation or depigmentation process, and
an indication concerning one or more products and/or combinations of products intended to temporarily modify skin color, to be applied to obtain a skin color that is the same as one of the at least one skin color obtainable by the individual via the pigmentation or depigmentation process,
wherein the color acquisition is carried out by placing a color reference chart in the field of the camera, the color reference chart comprising a window through which the color acquisition is carried out, the chart further comprising an identifier or a hyperlink or a barcode allowing the device to recognize the chart.

US Pat. No. 10,213,006

EYELASH GRASPER DEVICE FOR REMOVING MASCARA FROM THE EYELASHES AND METHOD OF USING

1. A method of removing mascara from mascara-coated eyelashes using an actuated eyelash grasper, the eyelash grasper before actuation having:a main body portion comprising a first and a second elongated arm member joined at a stationary distal end, each first and second elongated arm member having an inner smooth side and an outer smooth side and extending from the said stationery distal end along longitudinal lines to a proximal junction point in a variable relative position to provide a v-shaped variable space separating said first and second elongated arm members from each other wherein the said v-shaped variable space extends from the said stationery distal end to the said proximal junction point, with at least one of said first and second elongated arm members further comprising an optional strip of compressible, slip resistant material on said smooth outer side between said stationery distal end of said main body portion and said junction point;
a first wing portion permanently affixed at its distal end to said first elongated arm member's said proximal junction point and ending in a blunt end at its proximal end and a parallel second wing portion affixed at its distal end to said second elongated arm member's said proximal junction point and ending in a blunt and at its proximal end, each said first and second wing portion extending upwardly and outwardly from said affixed proximal junction point so as to form an obtuse angle with its said permanently affixed elongated arm member and wherein the said first and second wing portions extending from said junction points are parallel to each other and separated by a variable eyelash-grasping space;
a domed stopper disk comprising a flat side permanently affixed to the said inner smooth side of any one of the said elongated first or second arm members and a dome oppositely positioned from the said flat side and extending into the said v-shaped variable space separating said first and said second elongated arm members from each other, and
a plurality of replaceable disposable absorbent sleeves substantially oval in shape comprising a top layer and a bottom layer with curved upper and lower edges, an internal cavity; a alit; and a rounded end opposite to said slit, and further comprising compressed cotton, polyester, or other absorbent material, and optionally, an impregnated mascara dissolving agent;
the method comprising:
a. assembling actuated eyelash grasper for use in removing mascara from eyelashes preferably pre-coated with mascara dissolving or softening agent by grasping said first elongated member while slidingly inserting said blunt end of said first wing portion through said slit and through said internal cavity of said disposable absorbent sleeve until said blunt end of said first wing portion is in substantial contact with said rounded end of said disposable absorbent sleeve; and grasping said second elongated member while slidingly inserting said blunt end of said second wing portion through said slit and through said internal cavity of said disposable absorbent sleeve until said blunt end of said second wing portion is in substantial contact with said rounded end of said disposable sleeve;
b. grasping said smooth outer sides of said first and second elongated arm members of said actuated eyelash grasper with the thumb and index finger positioned in any one of said concave indentations or against said compressible slip resistant material;
c. horizontally positioning eyelashes preferably previously coated with mascara dissolving or softening agent between said variable eyelash-grasping space separating said first wing portion of said actuated eyelash grasper from said second wing portion of said actuated eyelash grasper such that said rounded ends of said disposable absorbent sleeve, are pointed towards the bridge of the user's nose;
d. gently squeezing first and second elongated arms members together so as to cause said said first wing portion and said second wing portion to simultaneously move towards said horizontally-positioned eyelash until said actuated eyelash grasper's said first disposable absorbent sleeve comes into contact with top of said mascara-coated eyelashes and said second disposable absorbent sleeve comes into contact with bottom side of mascara-coated eyelashes;
e. maintaining contact between said mascara-coated eyelashes and said first and said second disposable sleeves a sufficient amount of time to provide for the transfer of said dissolved or softened mascara to said first and second disposable absorbent sleeves while being prevented from exerting eye-lash damaging pressure on said eyelashes by said domed stopper disk;
f. reversing said gentle squeezing action on said first and elongated arms to eliminate contact between said first and said second disposable absorbent sleeves and said eyelashes;
g. manually removing and discarding said first and second disposable absorbent sleeves from said first and second wing portions; and
h. repeating steps a through g until mascara has been removed from the user's eyelashes to the user's satisfaction.

US Pat. No. 10,213,005

CONTAINER WITH IMPROVED OPENING SYSTEM

BRIVAPLAST S.r.L., Milan...

1. Container for liquid or paste products of the type generically consisting of a tank (1) and of a closing capsule (2), a stem (3) being associated with suitable retaining means with said capsule, said stem (3) supporting an applicator, between said capsule (2) and said stem (3) a spring (13) being arranged, said tank (1) consisting of a cylindrical body, at the top of which a neck (4) is provided, apt to allow the insertion of the stem (3) and the tightening of the capsule (2) to said tank (1), on the external periphery of said neck (4) shaped relief guiding and retaining members (7) for peg members internally projecting from said capsule (2) being provided, wherein on said capsule there is provided a fastening portion (2d) with a cylindrical coupling ring (12) containing a rotating ring (10) carrying said peg members, apt to engage with said shaped relief guiding members provided on said neck (4).

US Pat. No. 10,213,004

NAIL SHAPE ACQUIRING DEVICE, DRAWING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING NAIL SHAPE ACQUIRING DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING NAIL SHAPE ACQUIRING DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A nail shape acquiring device comprising:a processor configured to:
acquire a plurality of index values each representing a degree of a curve of a curved shape of a nail of a respective one of a plurality of objects based on at least one image in which the plurality of objects are imaged, the plurality of objects being a plurality of fingers including at least one pair of a same type fingers on a right hand and a left hand of one user or a plurality of toes including at least one pair of a same type toes on a right foot and a left foot of one user;
compare an absolute value of a difference between the index values for the nails of the same type fingers on the right hand and left hand or the same type toes on the right foot and left foot with a threshold value;
determine that it is necessary to reacquire at least one of the index values between which the difference exists in a case where the absolute value of the difference is larger than the threshold value; and
determine that it is not necessary to reacquire at least one of the index values between which the difference exists, and use at least one of the index values from the difference calculation as a value representing the degree of the curve of the curved shape of the nail corresponding to said at least one of the index values, in a case where the absolute value of the difference is equal to or smaller than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,213,003

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NAIL CARE

1. A nail care system designed for use in a manicure or pedicure process, comprising:an assembly of disposable tools, lotions, and oils required for a manicure or pedicure process; and
a packaging system comprising disposable individual sections and a cover for each disposable individual section, wherein:
the disposable individual sections are linked together in a chronological order of the disposable tools, lotions, and oils necessary to complete a manicure or a pedicure,
each disposable individual section is adapted to hold therein one of a single chronologically ordered disposable tool, lotion, and oil of the assembly, further wherein each disposable individual section is adapted to receive its cover such that the cover seals the single chronologically ordered disposable tool, lotion, and oil of the assembly within the disposable individual section and prevents release of the single chronologically ordered disposable tool, lotion, and oil of the assembly from the disposable individual section, and
the disposable individual sections are separable from the packaging system and unsealable through removal of its cover thereby providing access to a particular disposable tool, lotion, and oil sealed therein when the particular disposable tool, lotion, and oil is required in accordance with the chronological ordering of the disposable tools, lotions, and oils for the manicure or pedicure process, further wherein the particular disposable tool, lotion, and oil and the disposable individual section are disposed after use of the particular disposable tool, lotion, and oil sealed.

US Pat. No. 10,213,002

CAPSULE-TYPE HEATER DEVICE

SPS CO., LTD, Cheonan-si...

1. A capsule-type heater device comprising:a first case including a first body having a hollow shape and thus provided with a first heat exchange space formed therein so as to pass a thermal medium including air therethrough, and a first coupling part provided at a center of an inside of the first body and integrated with an inner circumferential surface of the first body by a plurality of first connection parts, first heater mounting grooves being respectively formed in the first connection parts;
a second case including a second body having a hollow shape and thus provided with a second heat exchange space formed therein so as to pass the thermal medium including air therethrough, and a second coupling part provided at a center of an inside of the second body and integrated with an inner circumferential surface of the second body by a plurality of second connection parts, second heater mounting grooves being respectively formed in the second connection parts, the second case having a symmetrical structure with the first case; and
a heater including a heating part molded to have the same shape as the first and second cases and mounted in the first and second heater mounting grooves, and power connection ends provided at both ends of the heating part, the heater being installed within the first and second cases coupled so that the first and second cases are opposite each other in a configuration that the heating part is mounted in the first and second heater mounting grooves,
wherein, as the thermal medium including air passes through the first and second heat exchange spaces in a configuration that the heater is installed between the first and second cases, the thermal medium contacts the heater and the cases heated by the heater and thus executes heat exchange.

US Pat. No. 10,213,001

ATTACHMENT FOR A HAND HELD APPLIANCE

Dyson Technology Limited,...

1. An attachment for a hand held appliance, the attachment comprising an outer wall with a first part that is generally conical in shape forming a conical outer surface of the attachment, and a fluid inlet into the outer wall, wherein the fluid inlet is formed from a discontinuity in the conical outer surface of the attachment, the outer wall is formed from a first part of a first wall and a sleeve, the first part of the first wall extends radially outwardly from a second part of the first wall, the sleeve extends around the second part of the first wall, and the discontinuity in the conical outer surface is formed by a gap between the radially extending first part of the first wall and an end of the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,213,000

HAIR STYLING APPLIANCE

Jemella Limited, Leeds (...

1. A hair styling appliance for dual supply voltage operation comprising:a body having at least one arm bearing a hair styling heater, wherein said hair styling heater comprises a heater plate and a first heater electrode and a second heater electrode operatively coupled to a common portion of the heater plate for heating the common portion of the heater plate, wherein the first heater electrode comprises a first patterned conductor track that provides a first current path adjacent and connected to said portion of the heater plate and the second heater electrode comprises a second patterned conductor track that provides a second different current path adjacent and connected to said portion of the heater plate and wherein the first patterned conductor track has a lower resistance than the second patterned conductor track;
a first power input connectable to a battery power source; and
a second power input connectable to a mains powered source;
wherein said hair styling appliance is useable for styling when coupled to said mains powered source and when coupled to said battery power source;
wherein said first power input is coupled to said first heater electrode so that current from said battery power source flows along said first current path provide by the first patterned conductor track of said first heater electrode and not along said second different current path provided by the second patterned conductor track of said second heater electrode;
wherein said second power input is coupled to said second heater electrode so that current from said mains powered source flows along said second different current path provided by the second patterned conductor track of said second heater electrode and not along said first current path provided by the first patterned conductor track of said first heater electrode; and
wherein said hair styling heater is configured to simultaneously heat said portion of the heatable plate with said first heater electrode and said second heater electrode by causing the current from said battery power source to flow along said first current path of said first heater electrode at the same time as causing current from said mains powered source to flow along said second different current path of said second heater electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,212,999

LUGGAGE APPARATUS

1. A wheeled, cabin-sized suitcase, the wheeled, cabin-sized suitcase comprising:a suitcase body comprising:
a moveable portion comprising:
a first moveable portion section comprising a first moveable portion section first surface; and
a second moveable portion section comprising a second moveable portion section first surface and a second moveable portion section second surface;
wherein the first moveable portion section is pivotably connected to the second moveable portion section via a hinge between the first moveable portion section first surface and the second moveable portion section first surface; and
a fixed portion comprising a fixed portion first surface;
wherein the moveable portion is pivotably connected to the fixed portion via a hinge between the second moveable portion section second surface and the fixed portion first surface;
wherein the moveable portion is movable with respect to the fixed portion between a deployed position and a stowed position;
wherein in the stowed position, the first moveable portion section first surface rests against the second moveable portion section first surface, the second moveable portion section second surface rests against the fixed portion first surface, and the first moveable portion section first surface, the second moveable portion section first surface and the second moveable portion section second surface are substantially contained within the apparatus body; and
wherein in the deployed position, the fixed portion first surface and the second moveable portion section second surface are aligned substantially in parallel to define an extended seat for supporting a child's bottom and the first moveable portion section first surface and the second moveable portion section first surface are aligned substantially in parallel to define a leg rest.

US Pat. No. 10,212,998

EDUCATIONAL SAVING SYSTEM

1. A method of educating a child about the importance of saving money, comprising:issuing an individual toy bank to a child, said toy bank including:
a base, said base having a first opening and a second opening defined by said base, said first and second openings positioned at front edge of the base;
plugs for retention within said first and second openings, said plugs being able to be removed by said child;
a first partition located in the base, said first partition running between opposing side edges of the base;
a second partition located in the base, said second partition beginning at the front edge of the base and terminating at said first partition;
an access port positioned at the rear edge of the base;
an interchangeable top portion having a third and a fourth partition therein, said third partition running between opposing side edges of said top portion and said fourth partition beginning at a front edge of said top portion and terminating at said third partition; wherein when said top portion is removably fixed to said base the first partition and the third partition are brought into communication and the second and fourth partitions are brought into communication creating first, second, and third chambers within said toy bank;
a first slot in said top portion positioned to drop currency into said first chamber;
a second slot in said top portion positioned to drop currency into said second chamber;
a third slot in said top portion positioned to drop currency into said third chamber;
an access panel retained within said access port in said base;
a lock located in said access panel, said lock preventing access to the third chamber;
maintaining a key for said lock at an issuing financial institution;
providing educational material to the child to encourage saving, wherein said educational material includes a fictional representation of the toy bank;
monitoring the saving progress of the child; and
awarding the child based on predetermined thresholds of saving, wherein awards include stickers or additional interchangeable top portions.

US Pat. No. 10,212,997

COLLAPSIBLE UMBRELLA WITH AUTOMATIC CLOSING STRUCTURE

1. A collapsible umbrella with automatic closing structure, comprising:an extended rod including an outer tube, an intermediate tube, an inner tube, and a first spring,
wherein the outer tube includes an engaging hole on a periphery near a top thereof, a first groove section axially arranged along an outer periphery of the outer tube and a first slot hole arranged at near bottom of the first groove section;
the intermediate tube is engaged in an inner periphery of the outer tube and includes a second groove section axially arranged along an outer periphery thereof corresponding to the first groove section, a first through hole arranged near a top of the second groove section corresponding to the first slot hole, a second slot hole arranged near a bottom of the second groove section, a third groove section arranged axially along the outer periphery of the intermediate tube and parallel with the second groove section, and a first positioning joint disposed within the intermediate tube at a top thereof and including a first axial through-hole and a first clip arranged on a periphery wall thereof, said first clip including a resilient section protruding out the first through hole and the second groove section without extending over the periphery of the intermediate tube and engaging the first slot hole of the outer tube for fixing a position when the intermediate tube is retracted within the outer tube;
the inner tube includes a fourth groove section arranged along an outer periphery thereof corresponding to the second groove section, a second through hole arranged near a top of the fourth groove section corresponding to the second slot hole, a fifth groove section axially arranged along the outer periphery of the inner tube corresponding to the third groove section, a sixth groove section axially arranged along the outer periphery of the inner tube, and a second positioning joint disposed within the inner tube at a top thereof, said second positioning joint including a second axial through-hole and a second clip arranged on a periphery wall thereof, said second clip including a resilient section protruding out the second through hole and the fourth groove section without extending over the periphery of the inner tube and engaging the second slot hole of the intermediate tube for fixing a position when the inner tube is retracted within the intermediate tube and the outer tube;
the first spring has a top end passing through the first axial through-hole to fixedly engage in the outer tube and a bottom end passing through the second axial through-hole to fixedly engage in the inner tube;
a handle engaged a bottom end of the inner tube by a fixing section, said fixing section including a lower fastening element;
a top cap mounted on a top end of the outer tube and including an upper fastening element, said upper fastening element further having a seventh groove section arranged along an outer periphery of a lower part of the upper fastening element corresponding to the first groove section of the outer tube for the upper fastening element to be mounted and fixed thereon;
a runner engaged on the outer peripheral of the outer tube and including a button, a latch arranged at a bottom end of the button for fixing a position of the button when the runner is pushed toward the top cap, and an axial protrusion arranged axially along an inner periphery of the runner for pressing the resilient section of the first clip inwardly to be released from the first slot hole, thereby retracting the intermediate tube back into the outer tube, and then pressing the resilient section of the second clip inwardly by the intermediate tube to be released from the second slot hole, thereby retracting the inner tube into the intermediate tube when the runner slides downwards along the outer tube; and
an upper part including a plurality of radially arranged ribs and a piece of covering fabric, each rib having a first engaging end, a second engaging end and a second spring, said first engaging ends engaging the top cap and said second engaging ends engaging the runner;
whereby the collapsible umbrella is opened by having the handle held by one hand and the runner pushed by another hand for sliding toward the top cap to displace the plurality of ribs for stretching the second springs, displace the outer tube away from the handle and stretch the first spring in the extendable rod until the latch engages in the engaging hole for positioning the runner at a position near a top end of the outer tube, the resilient section of the first clip engaging in the first slot hole for the intermediate tube to stretch out from the outer tube, and the resilient section of the second clip engaging in the second slot hole for the inner tube to stretch out from the intermediate tube, thereby the extendable rod is fully extended, the covering fabric is unfolded, and the collapsible umbrella is opened; and
the collapsible umbrella is closed by having one hand holding the runner and pressing the button on the runner to release the engaging status of the latch from the engaging hole, retract the second springs, and fold back the covering fabric, then a bottom end of the outer tube displacing toward the runner until the resilient section of the first clip being released from the first slot hole by the axial protrusion of the runner and the intermediate tube being retracted back inside the outer tube by the first spring to fully retract the extendable rod and close the collapsible umbrella.

US Pat. No. 10,212,996

ASYMMETRICAL UMBRELLA

1. An asymmetrical umbrella comprising:a handle;
a single frame member attached at its first and second ends to the handle and also attached to the handle at a third position along the frame member between the ends of the frame member such that the frame member passes through the handle at the third position;
a sleeve collecting two portions of the frame member together at a position opposite a periphery of the umbrella from the handle; and
a canopy attached to the frame member, wherein
the first end of the frame member is attached to the handle and terminates at the handle and the second end of the frame member attaches to the handle and extends beyond the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,212,995

DECORATIVE PIECE PRODUCED BY SETTING

1. A decorative piece comprising:a support that is at least a part of a timepiece component and that is made of a brittle material, and in which at least one hollow is arranged into a surface of the support,
wherein the at least one hollow is filled with a first material so that at least one side flank of the at least one hollow frictionally contacts the first material, and the first material forms a substrate in which at least one housing is arranged,
the at least one housing configured so that at least one aesthetic element is housable therein,
the substrate further including a gripper elastically deforming to retain the at least one aesthetic element in the at least one housing, the gripper further including at least one setting element, and
a surface of the substrate that faces outwardly from an opening of the at least one hollow is parallel to the surface of the support into which the at least one hollow is arranged.

US Pat. No. 10,212,994

SMART WATCH BAND

1. A band, comprising:a display;
at least one replaceable module; and
a protrusion connected to an end of the band, wherein the protrusion includes a skin side having an electrically conductive surface that contacts a user's skin when worn on a user, and a watch side that receives a detachable watch.

US Pat. No. 10,212,993

CLOSURE DEVICE

Fidlock GmbH, Hannover (...

1. A closure device for releasably connecting two parts with each other, comprisinga first closure member having a rigid first locking portion,
a second closure member which is attachable to the first closure member and in a closed position is held on the first closure member, the second closure member having a rigid second locking portion, wherein the second locking portion can be brought into engagement with the first locking portion in an engagement direction and in the closed position engages the first locking portion in a positive locking manner,
wherein the first closure member comprises a first magnetic member and the second closure member comprises a second magnetic member, the first magnetic member and the second magnetic member being constituted to magnetically attract each other when the second closure member is attached to the first closure member for closing the closure device,
wherein a force application element is pivotably attached to the second locking portion at a force application location, the force application element being constituted to introduce a force into the second closure member,
wherein the first closure member further comprises a base and a locking element rigidly attached to the base and carrying the first locking portion, wherein the second closure member further comprises a locking part carrying the second locking portion and having a front face which, in the closed position, faces the locking element of the first closure member, and
wherein, in the closed position, when viewed in a direction opposite the engagement direction, the force application location on the second closure member is located between the front face and a center of the first magnetic member of the first closure member.

US Pat. No. 10,212,992

SLIDER FOR SLIDE FASTENER

YKK Corporation, (JP)

1. A slider for slide fasteners, comprising:a slider body that includes an upper blade; a lower blade; a coupling post; and a pull tab attachment post wherein the coupling post couples the upper blade and the lower blade at a front end portion of the slider body, and the pull tab attachment post extends from a base end portion thereof coupled to the upper blade to a free end portion thereof towards the front end portion as a cantilever; and
a closure part that comprises a closure portion for closing a gap between the free end portion of the pull tab attachment post and the upper blade,
wherein the closure part comprises an upper engaging portion provided at an upper section of the closure part and engaged with the free end portion of the pull tab attachment post; and a leg portion provided at a lower section of the closure portion, and
wherein the leg portion comprises a rod portion extending from the closure portion along the coupling post; and a lower engaging portion coupled to the rod portion and engaged with the lower blade.

US Pat. No. 10,212,991

FASTENER CHAIN ELEMENT AND FASTENER CHAIN

YKK Corporation, (JP)

1. A fastener chain including an element, the element comprising a body portion fixed on a core portion of a tape extending in a length direction and a width direction, the core portion extending in the length direction on one side edge portion of the tape; a neck portion protruding from the body portion to extend away from the tape in the width direction; a pair of shoulder portions protruding from a front surface and a rear surface of the neck portion in the length direction when considered from an upper side of the element; an engaging head portion protruding from the neck portion to extend away from the tape in the width direction; and a pair of groove portions formed in the engaging head portion, each of the groove portions extending in the length direction when considered from the upper side of the element,wherein as viewed in the width direction, the element has at least one of a protruding direction of the pair of shoulder portions inclined with respect to a reference direction and an extending direction of the pair of groove portions inclined with respect to the reference direction, wherein the reference direction is an extending direction of the core portion on which the body portion is fixed such that the fastener chain forms a curved shape when closed.

US Pat. No. 10,212,990

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SHOE MANUFACTURING

adidas AG, Herzogenaurac...

1. A method for the manufacture of a plurality of shoes, the method comprising:producing a plurality of three-dimensionally pre-shaped shoe uppers relative to a plurality of three-dimensionally shaped mounting devices, the plurality of three-dimensionally shaped mounting devices comprising at least one mounting device having a three-dimensional shape that corresponds to a first shoe model shape for a first shoe model and at least one other mounting device having a three-dimensional shape that corresponds to a second shoe model shape for a second shoe model, each respective pre-shaped shoe upper being produced by constructing a material on a corresponding one of the mounting devices, wherein at least one shoe upper of the plurality of three-dimensionally pre-shaped shoe uppers has a three-dimensional pre-shape that corresponds to the first shoe model shape and at least one other shoe upper of the plurality of three-dimensionally pre-shaped shoe uppers has a three-dimensional pre-shape that corresponds to the second shoe model shape,
processing the plurality of three-dimensionally pre-shaped shoe uppers to produce the plurality of shoes, wherein at least one shoe of the plurality of shoes is the first shoe model and at least one other shoe of the plurality of shoes is the second shoe model,
wherein the processing comprises an individually controllable succession of processing steps that proceed in an automated manner.

US Pat. No. 10,212,989

SHOE HAVING UPPER AND SOLE

ASICS CORPORATION, (JP)

1. A shoe having an upper and a sole, the shoe comprising:a flexible member forming a part of the upper and adapted to cover a medial side surface of a foot; and
first and second reinforcement portions being less stretchable than the flexible member and attached to a surface of the flexible member, wherein:
the first reinforcement portion continuously or intermittently extends, in a band-shaped form or a linear-shaped form, upward from a boundary of the upper with respect to the sole;
the second reinforcement portion is placed posterior to the first reinforcement portion and continuously or intermittently extends, in a band-shaped form or a linear-shaped form, upward from the boundary of the upper with respect to the sole;
the flexible member has a reinforced area arranged between the first and the second reinforcement portions, an outermost surface of the reinforced area being the outermost surface of the flexible member between the first and the second reinforcement portions, the reinforced area being reinforced by the first and the second reinforcement portions;
the reinforced area is defined by (i) a first envelope line along a posterior edge of the first reinforcement portion and (ii) a second envelope line along an anterior edge of the second reinforcement portion;
the reinforced area extends along a virtual first center line, which divides the reinforced area into (i) a first portion whose anterior edge is defined by the first envelope line and (ii) a second portion whose posterior edge is defined by the second envelope line;
the reinforced area includes an upper end portion, a lower end portion, and an intermediate portion between the upper end portion and the lower end portion;
a width of the reinforced area in a direction perpendicular to a direction along which the first center line extends is at maximum in the intermediate portion, the width of the reinforced area gradually decreasing toward the upper end portion from the intermediate portion, and the width of the reinforced area gradually decreasing toward the lower end portion from the intermediate portion; and
the upper end portion of the reinforced area is placed anterior to the lower end portion of the reinforced area,
wherein: respective upper ends of the first and the second reinforcement portions are continuous with an engagement portion configured to receive a shoelace, and respective lower ends of the first and the second reinforcement portions are continuous with an upper surface of the sole;
the first envelope line along the posterior edge of the first reinforcement portion includes a first bend point at which the first envelope line bends, the first bend point located above the boundary and below an upper edge of the upper;
the second envelope line along the anterior edge of the second reinforcement portion includes a second bend point at which the second envelope line bends, the second bend point located above the boundary and below the upper edge of the upper;
an interior angle formed between the first reinforcement portion and the second reinforcement portion, measured by the upper end of the first reinforcement portion and the upper end of the second reinforcement portion, is an acute angle;
an interior angle formed between the first reinforcement portion and the second reinforcement portion, measured by the lower end of the first reinforcement portion and the lower end of the second reinforcement portion, is an acute angle;
an interior angle formed by the first reinforcement portion at the first bend point is an obtuse angle; and
an interior angle formed by the second reinforcement portion at the second bend point is an obtuse angle.

US Pat. No. 10,212,988

ARTICLES OF FOOTWEAR AND SOLE STRUCTURES FOR ARTICLES OF FOOTWEAR

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole structure for an article of footwear including an upper-facing surface and a ground-facing surface opposite the upper-facing surface, comprising:a heel-supporting region including a recessed central area surrounded by a first plurality of rings defined in the ground-facing surface;
a forefoot-supporting region including a recessed central area surrounded by a second plurality of rings defined in the ground-facing surface,
wherein each of the first plurality of rings and the second plurality of rings includes: a first ring that surrounds the recessed central area and a second ring that surrounds the first ring, and wherein the heel-supporting region and the forefoot-supporting region constitute parts of a single midsole element made from a polymeric foam material; and
an outsole component partially covering the single midsole element, wherein the outsole component includes a first opening through which at least some of the first plurality of rings are exposed and a second opening through which at least some of the second plurality of rings are exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,212,987

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ANATOMICAL SUPPORT SYSTEM

APPLIED BIOKINETICS LLC, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a system of anatomical pre-cut supports, the method comprising:acquiring a sheet of material including:
a support layer comprised of a single layer of woven fabric and having a thickness of less than 15 mils,
an adhesive layer on said support layer for adhesive attachment of said support layer to an outer skin surface of a user, and
a removable cover layer on said adhesive layer;
cutting into the support layer of the sheet of material a plurality of elongated pre-cut supports each having substantially straight sides and rounded corners and all of substantially a same size and shape, such that each of a plurality of sheet portions continuously connected at ends thereof includes a single one of the plurality of pre-cut supports, each of the plurality of pre-cut supports is at least substantially disconnected from a remainder of the support layer, and each of the plurality of pre-cut supports remains attached to a continuous portion of the removable cover layer; and
forming a roll of the plurality of sheet portions;
wherein:
said support layer is formed of a woven micro-fiber fabric;
all of the plurality of pre-cut supports have a uniform thickness; and
said support layer has a tensile strength of greater than 20 lb/in-width.

US Pat. No. 10,212,986

SYSTEM, APPAREL, AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING PERFORMANCE OF WORKOUT ROUTINES

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A system for automatically identifying performance of workout routines, comprising:a set of sensors each being wearable at one or more specified locations on a body of an exerciser during a performance of a plurality of exercises, each one of the set of sensors configured to measure a parameter of one or more aspects of the performance during said performance, the parameter selected from a group consisting of motion, acceleration, position relative to one or more others of said set of sensors, and applied force, and each one of the set of sensors configured to communicate parameters measured; and
a device configured to receive a set of parameters measured over a period of time by the set of sensors and configured to access stored pattern information corresponding to a plurality of predetermined exercise activities and a plurality of predetermined workout routines;
the device further configured, based on the stored pattern information and the set of parameters measured over at least a portion of the period of time, to identify one or more performed exercise activities performed by the exerciser during the period of time; and
the device further configured, based on the stored pattern information and the performed exercise activities, to identify a performed workout routine performed by the exerciser during the period of time; and
wherein the set of sensors includes at least one sensor disposed on footwear adapted to be worn on a foot of the exerciser, said at least one sensor disposed on footwear including a sensor adapted to be positioned in an outward-facing position for detecting bearing of weight associated with a prone position of the exerciser during the performance of a push-up, on a front of the footwear corresponding to front of toes of the exerciser.

US Pat. No. 10,212,985

CAP AND SWEATBAND HAVING COOLING AND SWEAT WICKING FEATURES

HEADMOST INTERNATIONAL, I...

1. An expansible cap comprising:a crown portion having a front and a back and a peripheral edge portion; an internal sweatband having first and second abutting ends circumscribing the interior of said expansible cap;
wherein the sweatband includes a base layer having a longitudinal length and an upper longitudinal edge and a lower longitudinal edge with a cross-sectional width, therebetween, the base layer defining an inner surface for contacting a user's skin and an outer surface at an opposing side of the inner surface;
a plurality of longitudinal bands having widths of fibrous material, attached to the base layer, each of the longitudinal bands including a plurality of yarn strands arranged consecutively along the cross-sectional width of the sweatband;
wherein the plurality of longitudinal bands are disposed between the upper longitudinal edge of the base layer and the lower longitudinal edge of the base layer, adjacent longitudinal bands being separated by a uniform gap width;
wherein the yarn strands of at least one of the plurality of longitudinal bands is composed of wicking fibers; and
wherein the yarn strands of at least one of the plurality of longitudinal bands is composed of fibers containing coffee residue;
wherein the yarn strands of each of the longitudinal bands is disposed on the base layer to project beyond the outer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,212,984

HEADWEAR

YUPOONG, INC., Seoul (KR...

1. A headwear, comprising:a crown;
a visor including a visor core forming a shape of the visor, a visor top covering an upper side of the visor core, and a visor bottom covering a lower side of the visor core;
a sweat band coupled along an inner lower edge of the crown and including a stretchable sweat absorbing portion adapted to absorb sweat and a stretchable sweat storing portion adapted to store the sweat absorbed by the sweat absorbing portion; and
a sweat evaporation-blocking portion covering an outer surface of the sweat storing portion, the sweat evaporation-blocking portion adapted to prevent the sweat stored in the sweat storing portion from permeating through the crown,
wherein:
the sweat absorbing portion is made of polyester and polypropylene, the polyester being treated with a moisture-absorbent softener containing surfactant,
the sweat storing portion comprises a plurality of warp yarns and a weft yarn, the plurality of warp yarns are arranged in a first direction, and the weft yarn is arranged in a zigzag manner in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction of the plurality of the warp yarns, each of the plurality of the warp yarns being made of polyester and polyurethane and the weft yarn being made of polypropylene mono filament, the polyester of the plurality of the warp yarns being treated with the moisture-absorbent softener containing surfactant,
the sweat evaporation-blocking portion is formed of one of stretchable woven fabric, knit, band, non-woven fabric, and sheet and coated with a polyurethane film so as to be waterproofed,
the visor bottom is extended to contact a lower portion of the sweat absorbing portion to form a sweat evaporating portion, the sweat evaporating portion being made of polyester treated with the moisture-absorbent softener containing surfactant,
a moisture pathway from the sweat storing portion to the visor is formed by a lower portion of the sweat storing portion, the lower portion of the sweat absorbing portion, and the sweat evaporating portion,
the sweat absorbing portion surrounds the sweat storing portion and an end portion of the sweat evaporation-blocking portion, and forms an opening through which a part of the sweat evaporation-blocking portion is exposed toward the crown, and
the sweat evaporation-blocking portion is interposed between the crown and the sweat storing portion to direct the sweat to the lower portion of the sweat storing portion and guide the sweat along the moisture pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,212,983

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CUSTOMIZED HELMET LAYERS

Brainguard Technologies, ...

1. A method comprising:capturing a 3D image of a head corresponding to the head of a particular user;
rendering a digital 3D headform based on the captured 3D image;
modeling the digital 3D headform to remove or flatten hair on the digital 3D headform;
forming a shell layer including a first geometry such that the shape of an inner surface of the shell layer corresponds to the shape of a corresponding portion of the digital 3D headform; and
forming a lining layer including a substantially uniform thickness, wherein the lining layer comprises a second geometry corresponding to the digital 3D headform and the inner surface of the shell layer such that:
an inner surface of the lining layer conforms to the shape of the corresponding portion of the digital 3D headform, and
an outer surface of the lining layer conforms to the shape of a corresponding portion of the inner surface of the shell layer.

US Pat. No. 10,212,982

HELMET

SHOEI CO., LTD., Tokyo (...

1. A helmet having a front, a rear, a left side, and a right side including left and right chin guard support mechanisms provided on a main cap body at the left side and the right side of the helmet, and a chin guard provided at least partially at the front of the helmet and whose regions including left and right ends and vicinities thereof are pivotally attached to said left and right chin guard support mechanisms, respectively,each of said left and right chin guard support mechanisms including a first fixed side member fixed to said main cap body, and a first moving-side member fixed to said chin guard,
wherein each of said left and right chin guard support mechanisms further includes a second fixed-side member fixed to said first fixed-side member,
a convex annular followed surface is provided on said second fixed-side member,
said convex annular followed surface comprises a followed surface main body portion having a substantially circular shape, and first and second convex followed surface portions protruding outward from said followed surface main body portion to face each other,
a concave annular following surface capable of pivoting forward and backward while following said convex annular followed surface is provided on said first moving-side member,
said concave annular following surface comprises a first concave following surface portion arranged to fit on, engage with, or contact said first convex followed surface portion and having a protrusion substantially corresponding to said first convex followed portion; a second concave following surface portion arranged to contact said second convex followed surface portion and configured to be substantially longer in the circumferential direction than said second convex followed surface portion; and a following surface portion having a bent shape which protrudes towards the followed surface main body portion of the convex annular followed surface of said second fixed-side member, and arranged between said first and second concave following surface portions such that it can be in contact with said followed surface main body portion having a substantially circular shape,
wherein the first concave following surface portion, the second concave following surface portion, and the following surface portion having the bent shape are continuously connected such that they form a portion of a closed loop,
wherein said chin guard is configured to rise while moving forward with respect to said main cap body by moving said concave annular following surface forward while following each of said followed surface main body portion having a substantially circular shape and said first and second convex followed surface portions of said convex annular followed surface as the chin guard pivots from a lowermost position towards an uppermost position within a pivot-range of the chin guard, and
wherein the concave annular following surface is an indentation which is formed directly in the chin guard and the convex annular followed surface is a single piece inside the indentation so that the convex annular followed surface is capable of performing a first movement of pivoting laterally in a forward or backward direction with respect to the convex annular followed surface and the main cap body while simultaneously performing a second movement of rotating in an upward or downward direction.

US Pat. No. 10,212,981

HELMET

1. A helmet comprising:an ovaloid-shaped helmet shell,
an outer liner layer fitted inside the helmet shell; and
an inner liner layer positioned against the outer liner layer;
the outer liner layer having a concave curved internal surface;
the inner liner layer having a convex curved external surface;
the outer and inner liner layers each including a front wall section, a back wall section, and two lateral side wall sections, in which the lateral side wall sections of the outer liner layer are truncated compared with the inner liner layer and compared with the front and back wall sections of the outer liner layer;
wherein a lower edge of each lateral side wall section of the outer liner layer includes a curve extending towards an apex of the helmet, wherein the outer liner layer has a total height, wherein a peak of the curve of each lower edge is located within a top half of the total height, wherein a midpoint of the curve of each lower edge is located within the top half of the total height, and wherein two endpoints of the curve of each lower edge are located within a bottom half of the total height;
said surfaces of the inner and outer liner layers being spherical where said surfaces of the inner and outer liner layers overlap for allowing rotational sliding movement of the inner liner layer against the outer liner layer; and
a rotation-limiting mechanism connecting the inner and outer liner layers together, the rotation-limiting mechanism being provided for limiting rotation between the inner and outer liner layers.

US Pat. No. 10,212,980

MECHANICAL-WAVES DISPERSING PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR APPARATUS

1. A mechanical-waves dispersing protective headgear apparatus, comprising:a pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell enclosing a plurality of inner layers, and an inner hard shell;
the pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell, provided as an airtight shell reversibly pressurizable by a gas, which is configured to be reversibly and depressibly deformable by an impact of a blunt trauma at an angle to a planar surface of said pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell, which is configured to release the gas upon said impact of said blunt trauma, which comprises a dome configured in a substantially hemispherical bowl shape conforming to a human head and a ballooned rim adjoining a circumferential margin of the dome, which provides a pressurizable space that encloses a plurality of the inner layers concentrically stacked up, which has a pressurized-gas intake valve and a plurality of pressure-triggerable gas release valves on a lower surface of a circumference of the ballooned rim, which has a pressure sensor device disposed on an outer surface of the ballooned rim having an alarm function for a gas pressure above or below an expected range of the gas pressure inside said pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell and which slidably encases the inner hard shell; and
the inner hard shell, provided in a single-piece dome configuration, which comprises at least three tight-bonded layers with an outer layer and an inner layer made of an impact resistant polymer and a mid layer made of a plurality of non-polymeric porous materials, which is undeformable upon the impact of the blunt trauma, which covers an area of the human head, which is configured to prevent fracture of a skull upon the impact of the blunt trauma to the skull and which is configured to reduce transmission of mechanical waves of the impact across said inner hard shell.

US Pat. No. 10,212,979

HELMET WITH SLIDING FACILITATOR ARRANGED AT ENERGY ABSORBING LAYER

MIPS AB, Stockholm (SE)

1. A helmet, comprising:an energy absorbing layer;
a cap of textile or net provided for mounting on a wearer's head; and
a sliding facilitator, wherein the sliding facilitator is fixed to the cap or the cap is adapted to act as the sliding facilitator, wherein the sliding facilitator is configured to allow sliding between the energy absorbing layer and the cap during an impact.

US Pat. No. 10,212,978

HITCH FOR CYCLING SKIRT AND METHOD OF USING SAME

1. A garment set comprising a skirt and a hitch, wherein the skirt further comprises a waistband, a hemline, and a fastening means affixed to the waistband, wherein the hitch is capable of being removably fastened to the waistband of the skirt, the hitch having a width of 0.4 to 15 centimeters, a length of 15 to 56 centimeters, and a depth of 0.02 to 0.4 centimeters, wherein the hitch comprises coacting fastening means affixed within 7 centimeters of each end of the length, the coacting fastening means securing the hitch in a loop when fastened to one another, and the coacting fastening means removably fastening the hitch to the fastening means affixed to the waistband, wherein the loop secured by fastening the coacting fastening means to one another circumscribes the entire length of the skirt in a vertical manner.

US Pat. No. 10,212,977

FASTENER FOR BRA, AND A BRA HAVING SUCH FASTENER

DELTA GALIL INDUSTRIES LT...

1. A bra comprising:two cups located at a front-side of the bra;
a fastener located at a back-side of the bra,
wherein the back-side of the bra has a first region and a second region,
wherein the fastener enables (A) attachment of the first region to the second region, and (B) detachment of the first region from the second region;
wherein the fastener comprises: (I) a male member located in the first region of the back-side of the bra, and (II) a female member located in said second region of the back-side of the bra;
wherein the male member comprises a single hook;
wherein the female member comprises a set of multiple spaced-apart bridges, each bridge protruding outwardly and generally-perpendicularly relative to said second region of the back-side of the bra; wherein each bridge is generally perpendicular to the longest dimension of the back-side of the bra;
wherein each bridge covers at least 51 percent of a north-to-south width of the second region of the back-side of the bra;
wherein an engaging tip of said single hook of the male member covers at least 51 percent of the north-to-south width of the first region of the back-side of the bra;
wherein an edge of the first region and an edge of the second region, which are generally parallel to each other, are held together via said single hook which engages with one of said bridges; and wherein said fastener does not include two or more hooks that engage with two or more respective eyes;
wherein the single hook of the male member is a generally mushroom-shaped hook member, comprising:
a mushroom base portion having a first average width;
a mushroom neck portion having a second average width;
a mushroom top portion having a third average width;
wherein the mushroom neck portion is located between the mushroom base portion and the mushroom top portion;
wherein the second average width of the mushroom neck portion, is smaller than the first average width of the mushroom base portion;
wherein the second average width of the mushroom neck portion, is smaller than the third average width of the mushroom top portion;
wherein the third average width of the mushroom top portion, is smaller than the first average width of the mushroom base portion.

US Pat. No. 10,212,976

GRIPPING AID

1. A gripping aid comprising:a shaped support positioned on a human hand to substantially span a location from a first portion of a first digit of the human hand to a second portion of a second digit of the human hand, the shaped support having at least one fulcrum point substantially spanning a length on an outer surface of the gripping aid facing away from the human hand and toward a handle held by the human hand, the fulcrum point provides a location for rotation for the handle as it is manipulated by the human hand.

US Pat. No. 10,212,975

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF MARKING A GLOVE

1. A method of marking a glove, comprising:providing a glove having first and second markings;
inserting the glove into a receiving cavity of a housing, the receiving cavity defined by a front face and a rear face of the housing joined at respective side edges;
aligning the first and second markings on the glove with an alignment indicator on the front face of the housing when the glove is in the receiving cavity;
marking the glove through a first marking aperture disposed through the front face of the housing with a writing instrument;
wherein the front face of the housing and the rear face of the housing are one or more planar sheets of material, which are flexible from an initial rest position to an open position for receiving the glove in the receiving cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,212,974

GARMENT FOR PROTECTING THE HUMAN BODY

1. A protective garment for a human body comprising:a waist belt adapted to releasably secure about the waist, wherein said waist belt includes a front side and a back side;
a first hip pad and an opposing second hip pad depending from said waist belt, wherein each said first hip pad and said second hip pad has a first end adjacent said waist belt and an opposing second end spaced away therefrom, and wherein each of said first hip pad and said second hip pad includes one or more padding;
said first hip pad includes a first thigh strap adjacent said second end of said first hip pad and adapted to releasably secure above the right knee;
said second hip pad includes a second thigh strap adjacent said second end of said second hip pad and adapted to releasably secure above the left knee;
a torso strap including a first back strap, a second back strap, and a front strap, wherein said front strap includes a first end and a second end, wherein said first back strap and said second back strap extend upwardly from said back side of said waist belt and converge together at said first end of said front strap to define a slot adapted to receive the neck, and wherein said second end of said front strap releasably secures to said front side of said waist belt, and wherein each of said first back strap and said second back strap includes one or more padding; and
a tailbone pad having one or more padding depending downwardly from a back side of said waist belt between said first and said second hip pad.

US Pat. No. 10,212,973

QUICK ADJUST CORD LOCK

9. A cord lock comprising:a base portion, including:
a base outer protrusion, and
a base inner protrusion;
a cap portion configured to mate with the base portion, including:
a cap outer protrusion;
wherein the base inner protrusion has a plurality of holes configured to receive a first cord;
wherein when the base portion is mated with the cap portion, a first pressure is applied to the first cord between the cap outer protrusion and the base outer protrusion; and
wherein the cap portion engages with the base portion and the cap outer protrusion fits concentrically around the base inner protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,212,972

PUMPING/NURSING BRA

Simple Wishes LLC, Sacra...

1. A garment comprising:an inner panel including a first covering configured to cover a first breast of a wearer and a second covering configured to cover a second breast of the wearer, at least one of the first covering or the second covering including a first layer of material, a portion of which overlaps a portion of a second layer of material, the first layer of material and the second layer of material being fastened together with stitching at a first location spaced at a distance from an outer edge of each of the first layer of material and the second layer of material and with stitching at a second location spaced at a distance from an outer edge of each of the first layer material and the second layer of material such that the portion of the first layer of material that overlaps the portion of the second layer of material defines an opening between the stitching, the stitching at the first location being at an opposite side of the opening from the stitching at the second location, the stitching keeping the overlapping portions of the first layer of material and the second layer of material fastened together such that the overlapping portions of the first layer of material and the second layer of material fit around a portion of a breast pump when the portion of a breast pump is disposed within the opening to keep the breast pump in place during milk extraction; and
an exterior front panel including a first panel of material that at least partially overlaps the first covering and a second of panel of material that at least partially overlaps the second covering, the first panel of material and the second panel of material each being operative to be moved to expose the first covering and the second covering, respectively, of the inner panel.

US Pat. No. 10,212,971

ELECTRONIC VAPORIZING DEVICE WITH POWER CONTROL FOR PROVISIONING OF POWER TO AN AUXILIARY ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LunaTech, LLC, Encino, C...

1. An electronic vaporizing device comprising:a processor operable for controlling the electronic vaporizing device;
at least one container configured to store a vaporizable material;
a vaporizing component operatively coupled to the processor and controlled in part by the processor, wherein the vaporizing component is in fluid communication with the at least one container for receiving at least a portion of the vaporizable material therefrom, wherein the vaporizing component is operable to vaporize the vaporizable material received therein;
at least one vapor outlet coupled to the vaporizing component and configured to receive vapor generated by the vaporizing component, the at least one vapor outlet operable to expel the generated vapor from the vaporizing device;
at least one power source operatively coupled to the vaporizing component, wherein the at least one power source is operable to generate a supply of power for at least the operation of the vaporizing component;
at least one power output port operatively coupled to the at least one power source and configured to connect to at least one auxiliary electronic device, wherein the at least one power output port is operable to provide at least a portion of the supply of power generated by the at least one power source to the at least one auxiliary electronic device; and
a power output control component operatively coupled to the processor and controlled in part by the processor, wherein the power output control component is operatively coupled to the at least one power source and operable to regulate generated supply of power provided to the vaporizing component and at least one auxiliary electronic device connected to the power outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,212,970

VAPORIZER ADAPTER FOR A ROLLED ARTICLE

1. A vaporizer adapter comprising:a rolled article housing element comprising
a receiving end configured to receive a rolled article comprising a plant composition, wherein a vaporization of the plant composition releases an inhalable active ingredient;
a containing portion configured to at least partially contain inhalable active ingredients vaporized from the rolled article; and
a releasing end, wherein the inhalable active ingredients are released; and
a heating mechanism extending into the rolled article housing element, wherein the heating mechanism is configured to vaporize the plant composition
a power source;
a controller in logical communication with the power source and the heating mechanism, wherein the controller transmits operational commands to the heating mechanism;
a trigger mechanism in logical communication with the controller, wherein the trigger mechanism is configured to receive user control inputs;
a sensor configured to sense a predefined parameter, wherein the sensor is in logical communication with one or more the trigger mechanism, controller, or power source.

US Pat. No. 10,212,969

METHOD AND MACHINE FOR MAKING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE CARTRIDGES

G.D S.p.A., Bologna (IT)...

1. A method for making a cartridge for an electronic cigarette, the cartridge comprising a casing housing a retaining and containing component for retaining and containing a flavoring substance and an electric module, at least partly positioned inside the casing, the electric module comprising one or more electronic elements for heating the retaining and containing component;the method comprising:
making the cartridge along a dedicated production line;
the making the cartridge further comprising:
making the casing by assembling one or more components along a first stretch of the dedicated production line; and
making the electric module by assembling the one or more electronic elements along a second stretch of the dedicated production line;
the making the casing and making the electric module being synchronized and independent relative to one another; and
once the making the casing and making the electric module are complete, assembling the casing with the electric module along a shared third stretch of the dedicated production line.

US Pat. No. 10,212,968

SMOKING ARTICLE WITH A VALVE

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A smoking article, comprising:a combustible heat source having opposed front and rear faces;
one or more airflow channels extending from the front face to the rear face of the combustible heat source;
an aerosol-forming substrate disposed downstream of the rear face of the combustible heat source; and
a thermostatic bimetal valve located between the rear face of the combustible heat source and the aerosol-forming substrate,
wherein the thermostatic bimetal valve is arranged to deform from a first position, in which the valve substantially prevents or inhibits fluid communication between the one or more airflow channels and the aerosol-forming substrate, to a second position, in which the one or more airflow channels and the aerosol-forming substrate are in fluid communication, when the thermostatic bimetal valve is heated to above a threshold temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,212,967

LOW IGNITION PROPENSITY CIGARETTE PAPER AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A low ignition propensity wrapper of a smoking article, comprising:a base web; and
at least one transverse banded region comprising a first zone including dots of add-on material, a second zone including dots of the add-on material, and a third zone including the add-on material, the second zone having about 25% to about 75% less add-on material than the first zone, the dots in the second zone spaced from adjacent dots in the second zone by a distance greater than a distance between adjacent dots in the first zone, wherein the second zone is located between the first zone and the third zone, and
the add-on material includes starch.

US Pat. No. 10,212,966

SMOKING ARTICLE AND METHOD

Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc., ...

1. A smokable article, comprising:(a) a sheet of material that provides a shell having first and second ends, and a cavity that enables containment of smokable filler material, the sheet being comprised of smokable material;
(b) a plug of material that at least partially closes the first end of the shell;
(c) a removable form casing at least partly inserted in the cavity to reinforce the cavity, the sheet of material being wrapped around the form casing:
(d) a sale package that contains the sheet, the form casing and the plug, wherein the form casing occupies at least a part of the cavity; and
(e) wherein while in the sale package, the cavity being unfilled with smokable filler material from the second end of the shell to the plug.

US Pat. No. 10,212,965

NESTED PACKAGED CONES WITH SUPPORTING SHAPE INSERTS PACKAGED IN A POUCH

Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc., ...

1. A packaged cigar apparatus that generates two smokable articles, comprising:a) a package having
an interior and
an end portion with a sealed opening;
b) first and second shells,
each being a hollow, conically shaped smokable shell,
each with a shell interior;
c) a first reinforcing cone
that is able to occupy a position within
the shell interior of the first smokable shell,
the first reinforcing cone having
a stiffness that is greater than
the stiffness of the first smokable shell;
d) wherein the first reinforcing cone has first and second ends and a longitudinal centerline, with
an open ended hollow bore
extending from the first to the second end, and
a tab extending from the second end in a direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal centerline,
the tab having an inner concave surface with a centerline that is substantially parallel to the longitudinal centerline;
e) a second reinforcing cone
that fits inside the of the second smokable shell,
the second reinforcing cone having a second reinforcing cone interior with one or more of transversely positioned panels located inside the second reinforcing cone interior and causing the second reinforcing cone to have a stiffness that is greater than the stiffness of the first reinforcing cone; and
f) wherein the shells and reinforcing cones are packaged inside the package interior as an assembly wherein the first reinforcing cone occupies the shell interior of the first shell and the second reinforcing cone occupies the shell interior of the second shell, and the second shell occupies both the shell interior of the first shell and the open ended hollow bore of the first reinforcing cone.

US Pat. No. 10,212,964

ADDITIVE ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRONIC VAPING DEVICE

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES, ...

1. A cartridge for an electronic vaping device (EVD), the cartridge comprising:a vaporizer assembly configured to form a generated vapor; and
an additive assembly in fluid communication with the vaporizer assembly, the additive assembly including
an adsorbent material including adsorbed carbon dioxide, the adsorbent material configured to release the carbon dioxide into the generated vapor based on at least a portion of the generated vapor adsorbing on the adsorbent material, the adsorbent material further configured to generate heat based on the portion of the generated vapor adsorbing on the adsorbent material, and
a flavor material including a flavorant, the flavor material configured to release the flavorant into the generated vapor based at least in part on absorbing the heat generated by the adsorbent material.

US Pat. No. 10,212,963

FOAMING DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

Rancilio Group S.P.A., V...

1. A device for foaming a liquid comprising a mixing unit, said mixing unit comprising:a first element having an inner surface,
a second element having an outer surface,
a gap having a determined width between the inner surface of the first element and the outer surface of the second element,
means for changing and setting the width of the gap on the basis of a characteristic of a liquid to be foamed, and
a first opening and a second opening connected through the gap,
wherein at least one of said first element or second element is rotatable about an axis of rotation with respect to the other one,
wherein said inner surface and said outer surface are symmetric with respect to a common axis of symmetry, coincident with said axis of rotation, and have, perpendicularly to the axis of symmetry, circular sections,
wherein the circular sections have diameters which increase in a direction along said axis of symmetry, and
wherein said means for changing and setting the width of the gap includes at least one of said first element or second element being moveable in a direction along said axis of symmetry.

US Pat. No. 10,212,962

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A PINEAPPLE

Dutch Food Technology B.V...

1. Device for processing a pineapple comprising a carrier for carrying the pineapple to be processed, a first processing unit for removing the outer ends from the pineapple carried by the carrier, and a second processing unit comprising a pusher and a knife with two concentric blades, characterized in that the carrier comprises a clamping unit, wherein by use of the pusher, the pineapple without its outer ends is substantially vertically pushed out of the clamping unit through the knife for simultaneously coring and peeling the pineapple, and a container below the knife for collecting the pineapple flesh,wherein the container is displaceable along at least a part of a substantially circular path.

US Pat. No. 10,212,958

METHOD FOR PRODUCING STABILIZED WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR

Intercontinental Great Br...

1. A method for producing stabilized flour, the method comprising:tempering whole grains having bran, germ, and endosperm with an aqueous solution of a lipase inhibitor to inhibit lipase in the bran and germ to form treated whole grains; and
milling the treated whole grains to obtain a stabilized whole grain flour having a pH of 4.4 to 5.8 and comprising about 0.1 moles to about 5.0 moles of inhibitor per 100 lbs of stabilized whole grain flour, and having a free fatty acid content of less than about 4200 ppm when stored at 100° F. for 30 days,
wherein the lipase inhibitor comprises an acidic component, the acidic component comprising at least one acid selected from the group consisting of organic acids and inorganic acids, the concentration of the lipase inhibitor during tempering is from about 0.8 molar to about 7 molar, and the amount of the inhibitor during tempering is from about 0.1 moles to about 5.0 moles of inhibitor per 100 lbs of whole grains, and
wherein the lipase inhibitor is absorbed by the whole grains during tempering and is retained in the stabilized whole grain flour after milling.

US Pat. No. 10,212,957

METHOD FOR PREPARING OIL-DISPERSIBLE CAROTENOID PREPARATION

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, Han...

1. A method for preparing an oil-dispersible carotenoid preparation, comprising:mixing 100 parts by weight of carotenoid microcapsule, 100-400 parts by weight of vegetable oil and 0.1-1 part by weight of antioxidant B, and grinding the mixture in a colloid mill in a nitrogen atmosphere at 10-30° C. to obtain a uniform oil-dispersible carotenoid preparation containing carotenoid particles;
wherein an average particle size of the carotenoid is 0.1-1 ?m;
wherein the 100 parts by weight of carotenoid microcapsule contains 10.5-35.8 parts by weight carotenoid, 0.1-1 part by weight of antioxidant A and the remaining is a water-soluble colloid;
the antioxidant A is vitamin C, vitamin C sodium, iso-vitamin C or iso-vitamin C sodium;
the antioxidant B is tocopherol, ethoxyquin, BHT or TBHQ; and
wherein a water-soluble colloid protective layer surrounds an outer surface of each of the carotenoid particles.

US Pat. No. 10,212,953

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED PROCESSES

NITECH SOLUTIONS LIMITED,...

1. A continuously controlled crystallisation process applied to an at least partially fluid media according to a predetermined regime, comprising:forming a continuous flow system for fluid media from a plurality of cylindrical tubes operatively connected to permit fluid communication therethrough, each cylindrical tube providing a discrete process zone, the cylindrical tubes being configured to follow a succession of return paths in one plane and being arranged and operatively connected to form at least one continuous fluid flow path having an inlet and an outlet;
providing in each cylindrical tube a plurality of orificed plates that extend radially inwards towards the center of the cylindrical tubes;
providing temperature regulating means for effecting independent temperature control over the discrete process zones, the temperature regulating means including a shell that surrounds the cylindrical tubes forming the continuous fluid flow path, a source of a single temperature controlled fluid, a manifold that supplies the temperature controlled fluid, a plurality of branches that extend from the manifold, wherein each branch supplies the temperature controlled fluid to a portion of the shell surrounding each of the discrete process zones, and a plurality of valves, each valve being provided on a branch that extends from the manifold to a portion of the shell surrounding each of the discrete process zones;
introducing fluid media to the flow system;
imparting oscillatory motion to the fluid media to initiate and maintain uniform mixing and efficient dispersion thereof;
controlling the temperature of at least one of the discrete process zones by controlling the flow rate of the temperature controlled fluid through a section of the shell corresponding to the at least one discrete process zone; and
selectively precipitating a crystalline solid.

US Pat. No. 10,212,951

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRUSSING SLAUGHTERED BIRDS

1. A system for trussing slaughtered birds, comprising:a conveyer provided with at least one bird holder for transporting a bird to at least one working position along the transport path of the conveyer;
a bird trussing station located at said working position, including a trussing module defining a working zone and a mechanical arrangement for bringing the bird within the working zone in predetermined position and orientation relative thereto to allow for operation of the trussing module according to a trussing pattern by which a trussing element catches and maintains the bird in a trussed condition; and
a controller operatively connected to the conveyer and the bird trussing station.

US Pat. No. 10,212,949

INSECT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. An Insect Production Superstructure System (IPSS), the IPSS includes:(a) an insect feeding chamber having an interior and having insects present therein;
(b) a temperature sensor configured to measure the temperature within the interior of the insect feeding chamber;
(c) an air supply fan equipped with an air supply fan motor, the air supply fan provides an air supply to an air heater;
(d) the air heater is configured to accept the air supply from the air supply fan and produce a heated air supply to heat the interior of the insect feeding chamber, wherein the air supply is heated by the air heater which is operatively connected to an energy source selected from the group consisting of electricity, natural gas, combustion, solar, and steam;
(e) a filter configured to accept a particulate and gas mixture from the interior of the insect feeding chamber, the filter separates particulates from the particulate and gas mixture and outputs a particulate-depleted gas stream, the particulate-depleted gas stream has a reduced amount of particulates relative to the particulate and gas mixture;
(f) an evacuation fan configured to evacuate at least a portion of the particulate-depleted gas stream from the filter, the evacuation fan is equipped with a motor; and
(g) a refrigerant configured to be transferred from a compressor to a condenser, from the condenser to an evaporator, and from the evaporator to the compressor, the compressor is in fluid communication with the condenser, the condenser is in fluid communication with the evaporator, the evaporator is in fluid communication with the compressor, the evaporator is configured to evaporate the refrigerant to absorb heat from the interior of the insect feeding chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,212,948

MACHINE FOR PRODUCING “CARTELLATE”

CARTELLATA S.R.L.S., Gin...

1. A machine (100) for “cartellate” production comprising:a support structure (1),
a motorized conveyor belt (3) for transport of dough strips, on which a dough guide means (8) operate,
conveyor means (5),
motorized pinching means (6),
shaping means (7),
cutting means (9),
movable rolling means (10),and wherein said pinching means (6) are configured to operate, by rotating around its central axis, clamping the dough strips;and wherein said pinching means (6) cooperate with said conveyor means (5) and with said shaping means (7) to achieve dough strips forming;and wherein said cutting means (9) are steadily attached to one of said pinching means (6).

US Pat. No. 10,212,947

CAKE MOLDING PROCESS AND APPARATUS

Cake Effects, LLC, Lake ...

1. A method for preparing a finished cake product, comprising:a) inserting a cake core having a top surface and a base surface into a finishing mold through an opening of the finishing mold so that a void is created between the top surface of the cake core and the finishing mold;
b) after a), sealing the opening of the finishing mold;
c) after b), applying a liquid finishing compound to the void between the top surface of the cake core and the finishing mold so that the finishing mold defines a contour of a top surface of the finished cake product;
d) after c), hardening the liquid finishing compound; and
e) removing the finishing mold from the cake core and finishing compound.

US Pat. No. 10,212,944

DESIGNED COMPLEX ENDOPHYTE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED PLANT TRAITS

Indigo Agriculture, Inc.,...

1. A synthetic composition comprising a designed complex endophyte and an agronomic formulation, the designed complex endophyte comprising a host fungal endophyte comprising a heterologous bacterial endophyte living inside the host fungal hyphae, wherein the designed complex endophyte provides a trait of agronomic importance to an agricultural plant element to which the synthetic composition is applied or to an agricultural plant grown from said agricultural plant element or of which said agricultural plant element is a part.

US Pat. No. 10,212,940

ISOLATED COMPLEX ENDOPHYTE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED PLANT TRAITS

Indigo Agriculture, Inc.,...

1. A synthetic composition, comprising an agricultural plant element heterologously associated with an isolated complex endophyte, wherein said isolated complex endophyte comprises a host fungus comprising an endogenous endofungal bacterial endophyte living inside the host fungal hyphae, wherein the host fungus is of the genus Botryosphaeria and the bacterial endophyte is of the genus Dyella, and the complex endophyte is capable of providing a trait of agronomic importance to said agricultural plant element.

US Pat. No. 10,212,938

PANEL ASSEMBLY WITH INTERSTITIAL COPPER

Modular Services Comopany...

1. A panel assembly having an outer surface, the panel assembly adapted for installation on a structure in a space so that the outer surface of the panel assembly is exposed to human contact, wherein the structure comprises an outer surface at least partially circumscribed by an edge, and wherein the panel assembly comprises:at least one panel, wherein each of the at least one panel comprises an outer surface circumscribed by a peripheral edge, and wherein when the panel assembly is configured so that, when the panel assembly is installed, at least a portion of the peripheral edge of the at least one panel and at least a portion of the edge of the structure are arranged in edge-to-edge formation forming an interstitial space therebetween that at least partly defines an open crevice in the outer surface of the panel assembly when the panel assembly is installed;
a deposit of antibacterial material disposable around the peripheral edge of the at least one panel, and wherein the antibacterial material comprises an amount of copper sufficient to render the open crevice bactericidal when the panel assembly is installed; and
wherein the at least one panel and the deposit of antibacterial material are configured so that, when the panel assembly is installed and the deposit of antibacterial material is disposed around the peripheral edge of the at least one panel, the outer surface of the structure and the outer surface of the panel assembly beyond the open crevice are free of the antibacterial material.

US Pat. No. 10,212,936

MOLECULES HAVING PESTICIDAL UTILITY, AND INTERMEDIATES, COMPOSITIONS, AND PROCESSES, RELATED THERETO

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A molecule having the following formulawherein:(A) R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R9, and R10 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, NO2, OH, (C1-C4)alkyl, (C2-C4)alkenyl, (C1-C4)haloalkyl, (C1-C4)alkoxy, (C1-C4)haloalkoxy, and (C3-C6)cycloalkyl,
wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, and cycloalkyl, are optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, Br, I, CN, NO2, OH, (C1-C4)alkyl, (C2-C4)alkenyl, (C1-C4)haloalkyl, (C1-C4)alkoxy, (C1-C4)haloalkoxy, and (C3-C6)cycloalkyl
(B) R8 is H;
(C) L is selected from the group consisting of
(1) a bond connecting nitrogen to carbon in the ring, and
(2) a (C1-C4)alkyl wherein said alkyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, CN, OH, and oxo;
(D) R11 and R12 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, (C1-C4)alkyl, (C2-C4)alkenyl, (C2-C4)alkenyloxy, (C2-C4)alkynyl, (C2-C4)alkynyloxy, (C1-C4)haloalkyl, (C1-C4)alkoxy, (C1-C4)haloalkoxy, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkoxy, (C3-C6)cycloalkenyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkenyloxy, ((C1-C4)alkyl)((C3-C6)cycloalkyl), C(O)((C1-C4)alkyl), ((C1-C4)alkyl)C(O)((C1-C4)alkyl), and ((C1-C4)alkyl)C(O)O((C1-C4)alkyl),
wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, alkenyloxy, alkynyl, alkynyloxy, haloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, cycloalkyl, cycloalkoxy, cycloalkenyl, and cycloalkenyloxy, are optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, Br, I, CN, NO2, OH, and oxo;
(E) R13 is heterocyclyl, wherein said heterocyclyl is selected from the group consisting of dihydrofuranyl, furanyl, indazolyl, indolyl, imidazolyl, isoindolyl, isothiazolyl, isoxazolyl, oxadiazolyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolinyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, tetrazolyl, thiazolyl, thienyl, triazinyl, and triazolyl,
wherein each heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of oxo, (C1-C8)alkyl, C(O)O(C1-C4)alkyl, phenyl, and pyridyl,
wherein each phenyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents R, independently selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, Br, I, (C1-C4)alkyl, (C1-C4)alkoxy, and (C1-C4)haloalkoxy; and
(F) Q is selected from the group consisting of O and S; andagriculturally acceptable acid addition salts, salt derivatives, solvates, ester derivatives, crystal polymorphs, isotopes, resolved stereoisomers, and tautomers, of the molecules of Formula One.

US Pat. No. 10,212,932

ANTIMICROBIAL PHOTOREACTIVE COMPOSITION COMPRISING ORGANIC AND INORGANIC MULTIJUNCTION COMPOSITE

eXion Labs Inc., West De...

1. An antimicrobial photoreactive film comprising:(a) a photocatalytic multijunction composite blend comprising two or more photocatalytic multijunctions that are not coupled to one another, and
optionally at least one additive selected from a noble metal, a conjugated polymer, a dye molecule, and a combination thereof,
wherein at least one of the photocatalytic multijunctions comprises a photocatalytic heterojunction that is primarily carbon based and is selected from graphitic carbon nitride, acidified carbon nitride (ACN), graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, a conjugated polymer, and a combination thereof, and
(b) at least one polymer selected from (b1) and (b2), wherein
(b1) is a substrate-coupling polymer selected from a branched polyethylenimine-based polymer having carboxylic acid groups, a linear polyethylenimine-based polymer having carboxylic acid groups, a polyethylenimine-based polymer, a cationic block copolymer, a polymer having one or more acyl groups and/or carboxylic acid groups, a salt of any of the foregoing, and a combination thereof, and
(b2) is at least one cationic polymer selected from a polydiallyldialkylamine-based polymer, an acryloxyalkyltrialkylamine-based polymer, a vinylphenalkyltrialkylamine-based polymer, an acrylamidoalkyltrialkylamine-based polymer, a polyethylenimine-based polymer, and combinations thereof,whereinthe photocatalytic multijunction composite blend is photoreactive at a wavelength from 350 nm and higher and 900 nm and lower,
the at least one substrate-coupling polymer and/or the at least one cationic polymer forms a film, and
the photocatalytic multijunction composite blend is embedded in a film formed by the at least one substrate-coupling polymer and/or the at least one cationic polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,212,931

CONTROLLED RELEASE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide,...

1. A treated laminate comprising a first substrate, a cyclodextrin composition coated on at least a portion of a surface of the first substrate, and a second substrate disposed over the coated cyclodextrin composition in contact with the cyclodextrin composition,the cyclodextrin composition comprising: a cyclodextrin inclusion complex comprising a cyclodextrin compound and an olefinic inhibitor; and a carrier comprising petrolatum or a petrolatum-like material and having a melting transition onset between about 23° C. and 40° C. and solubility in water of less than 1 wt % at 25° C.,
wherein the first substrate is different from the second substrate, and the second substrate is solidified after contacting the cyclodextrin composition.

US Pat. No. 10,212,929

REMOTE CONTROLLED BATTERY POWERED DUCK DECOY

8. A remote controlled decoy comprising:a hollow shell having a shape and appearance, when viewed above a waterline of a water surface, of a waterfowl;
a hull affixed to an underside of the hollow shell such that the hull rides below the waterline when the shell is placed on the water surface and the hollow shell and hull form a contiguous hollow interior;
an electric motor affixed to a shaft passing from inside the hollow interior to a propeller outside the hollow interior and situated rearward of the hull and below the hollow shell;
a servo inside the hollow interior and affixed via a control rod to a steering rudder situated rearward of the hull and below the hollow shell;
a battery pack inside the hollow interior and coupled to the electric motor and servo to provide power;
a transceiver configured to receive radio control signals and activate the electric motor and servo for providing movement and steering of the decoy;
a pusher grille mounted to the shell and having a grate section extending downwardly into the water surface;
wherein the pusher grille has a neck loop extending rearwardly to encircle a neck portion of the shell, and a pair of side braces extending rearwardly and downwardly astride the shell toward the hull.

US Pat. No. 10,212,928

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ATTRACTING RATS

SCOTTS CANADA LTD., Toro...

1. An acoustic signal for attracting rats comprising a playback recording or synthetic generation of multi-frequency vocalizations of rats or mice, wherein the acoustic signal has a modulated duration and intensity and comprises a first frequency component and a second frequency component different from the first frequency component.

US Pat. No. 10,212,927

TRI-DIRECTIONAL BREAK-AWAY BOOM ASSEMBLY

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A break-away apparatus in combination with a boom arm, the boom arm comprising a main boom portion and a boom tip, the apparatus being positioned at a joint between the main boom portion and the boom tip, the apparatus allowing the boom tip to assume a neutral position and to pivot to a forward position and to a rearward position and to an upward position with respect to the main boom portion, the apparatus comprising:a first plate disposed at the joint, the first plate being attached to the main boom portion;
a second plate disposed at the joint, the second plate being attached to the boom tip;
a breakaway hinge assembly positioned between the first plate and the second plate, the breakaway hinge assembly comprising:
an upper joint comprising a first ball joint, the upper joint connected to both the main boom portion and the boom tip;
a first hinge comprising a first hinge pin connected to the first plate, the first hinge being pivotable about a first hinge axis defined between the first ball joint and the first hinge pin;
a second hinge comprising a second hinge pin connected to the second plate, the second hinge being pivotable about a second hinge axis defined between the first ball joint and the second hinge pin;
a hinge connecting bar connecting the first hinge pin and the second hinge pin;
wherein the first and second plates are in a first position with respect to each other when the boom tip assumes the neutral position, and wherein the first and second plates are movable with respect to each other about the first hinge axis, the second hinge axis, and a pivot point defined by the first ball joint;
a first spring that generates a holding force to provide a break away threshold, wherein the first and second plates are movable with respect to each other when the threshold is exceeded, and wherein the first spring assists a return of the first and second plates to the first position after the first and second plates move from the first position;
a mid-joint attached to the first plate, the mid-joint comprising a second ball joint, wherein the second ball joint is connected to the first spring with an elongated rod, wherein horizontal and vertical movement of the elongated rod is accommodated at the mid joint by the second ball joint;
a first hinge seat attached to the second plate and shaped to receive a portion of the hinge connecting bar proximate the first hinge pin;
a second hinge seat attached to the first plate and shaped to receive a portion of the hinge connecting bar proximate the second hinge pin, wherein a force coming from a front of the boom arm causes the first hinge seat to release from the hinge connecting bar such that the boom tip pivots with respect to the main boom portion about the second hinge axis, and wherein a force coming from a rear of the boom arm causes said second hinge seat to release from the hinge connecting bar such that the boom tip pivots with respect to the main boom portion about the first hinge axis, and wherein a force coming from below the boom arm causes both the first and second hinge seats to release from the hinge connecting bar such that the boom tip pivots about the first ball joint causing an upward break of the boom tip; and
a lever pivotally mounted to said boom tip with a first pin connection and connecting the elongated rod to the first spring, wherein a first end of the first spring is pivotally mounted to the boom tip and a second end of the first spring is pivotally mounted to the lever at a second pin connection to move with the lever, wherein the lever has a triangular configuration with the first pin connection, the second pin connection and a third pin connection, with each of the three pin connections being pivotally mounted relative to the lever, wherein one end of the elongated rod connects to the third pin connection to connect the first spring to the lever.

US Pat. No. 10,212,926

ROTATING TACKLE BOX

1. A tackle box, comprising:a housing having a housing interior volume and a housing inner surface;
a lid connected to said housing, said lid having a lid interior volume and a lid inner surface, wherein said lid can be opened to provide access to the housing interior volume and closed to prevent access to the housing interior volume;
said housing inner surface and said lid inner surface forming a plurality of cavities therebetween, each cavity of said plurality of cavities comprising a curved portion of said housing inner surface defining a portion of said housing interior volume and a curved portion of said lid inner surface defining a portion of said lid interior volume, and wherein each of said cavities is separated from another of said cavities by a planar portion of said housing inner surface and a planar portion of said lid inner surface which face each other and extend between the cavities when the lid is closed;
a plurality of spindles, one spindle of said plurality of spindles being located in a respective cavity of said cavities, and each spindle of said plurality of spindles having an elongated length; and
at least two partitions attached to each of said spindles, each partition of said at least two partitions so attached to extend along said length of a respective spindle of said plurality of spindles and extending from said respective spindle to said housing inner surface or to said lid inner surface when said lid is closed so as to subdivide said respective cavity of said plurality of cavities in which said respective spindle of said plurality of spindles is located into a plurality of storage compartments physically separated by said partitions;
wherein each spindle of said plurality of spindles is configured to rotate circularly within said respective cavity of said plurality of cavities.

US Pat. No. 10,212,925

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR THREADING FISHING HOOKS

1. A fish hook threading apparatus comprising:a body having a top side, a bottom side, an intermediate portion between the top and bottom sides, and proximal and distal ends which define a longitudinal axis therebetween, said body responding to compressive forces communicated to said body facilitating an enhanced alignment and holding of a fish hook, the body further comprising:
a slotted clip molded sector at the bottom side of the body and comprising an attachment means of the threading apparatus for attaching the threading apparatus on a cylindrical mounting member, said slotted clip molded sector comprising a pair of clamping jaws which define an attachment cavity and an attachment slot therebetween;
a line threading molded sector at the top side of the body opposite the slotted line clip molded sector, the line threading molded sector comprising:
a pair of extended members on opposing sides of the line threading molded sector;
a chamfered surface extending from a first end thereof at the proximal end of the body toward the distal end of the body and terminating at a second end thereof located between the proximal and distal ends of the body, the chamfered surface extending along the pair of members at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the body;
a frustoconical cavity defined between the pair of members, the frustoconical cavity extending from a first end thereof at the chamfered surface to a second end thereof between the proximal and distal ends of the body, the first end of the frustoconical cavity having a first opening which has a larger diameter than a second opening at the second end of the frustoconical cavity;
a hook eyelet alignment and positioning curb located at the second end of the frustoconical cavity and extending toward the distal end of the body, the hook eyelet alignment and positioning curb aligned with the second opening of the frustoconical cavity, the hook eyelet alignment and positioning curb comprising:
a curb inner face facing toward the distal end of the body and away from the second opening of the frustoconical cavity;
a curb outer face extending from the curb inner face toward the distal end;
a curb opening for aligning with an eyelet of the fishing hook to thread the line through the eyelet, the curb opening defined by the curb inner face and the curb outer face, the curb opening being in communication with the second opening of the frustoconical cavity;
a curb slot providing an escapement for the line out of the hook eyelet alignment and positioning curb after threading, the curb slot located between the curb opening and the top side of the body;
wherein when the eyelet of the fishing hook is flush against and aligned and positioned at the curb inner face, a threading path for a line through the eyelet is formed;
a first line escapement slot extending in generally parallel relation to the longitudinal axis of the body between the curb slot and the top side of the body;
at least one pair of elongated hook shank holding ribs providing a means for holding the fish hook in place at a shank of the fish hook as the eyelet of the fish hook is flush and aligned and positioned at the curb inner face, each of the elongated hook shank holding ribs of the at least one pair of elongated hook shank holding ribs extending from a respective extended member of the pair of extended members, the at least one pair of elongated hook shank holding ribs located between the first line escapement slot and the top side of the body; and
a second line escapement slot for allowing lifting of the line out of the fish hook threading apparatus, said second line escapement slot extending in generally parallel relation to the longitudinal axis of the body between the at least one pair of elongated hook shank holding ribs and the top side of the body, said second line escapement slot communicating with an exterior of the fish hook threading apparatus;
wherein after the line has been threaded through the eyelet, the line and the fishing hook can be moved outside of the threading apparatus from the frustoconical cavity and curb opening by passing the line through the curb slot, then the first line escapement slot, then past the at least one pair of elongated hook shank holding ribs, and finally through the second line escapement slot to the exterior of the fish hook threading apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,212,924

TOPSIDE TROLLING REEL

1. An apparatus configured for use in angling comprisinga trolling reel and a spinning rod adapter;
wherein the spinning rod adapter is a structure that physically attaches the trolling reel to a spin casting reel rod;
wherein the spin casting reel rod is further defined with a reel seat;
wherein the trolling reel is further defined with a cage, a spool, a tensioner, a hand crank, and a trolling reel foot;
wherein the cage is further defined with a third end, a fourth end, and a plurality of cage bars;
wherein the spinning rod adapter attaches the cage of the trolling reel to the reel seat of the spin casting reel rod;
wherein the spinning rod adapter is designed such that the operational orientation of the trolling reel relative to the angler is unchanged from the normal operational orientation when the spinning rod adapter is used to attach the trolling reel to the spin casting reel rod;
wherein the spinning rod adapter comprises a spinning reel foot, a stave, and a pedestal;
wherein the stave connects the spinning reel foot to the pedestal;
wherein the stave is further defined with a first end and a second end;
wherein the spinning reel foot is the structure of the spinning rod adapter that physically attaches the spinning rod adapter to the reel seat of the spin casting reel rod;
wherein the pedestal is a structure that is used to anchor the spinning rod adapter to the trolling reel;
wherein the pedestal further comprises a plurality of self-tapping screws and a plurality of screw holes;
wherein the plurality of self-tapping screws are inserted and the plurality of screw holes attach the spinning rod adapter to the trolling reel;
wherein the plurality of self-tapping screws is a collection of self-tapping screws that screw the pedestal into a cage bar selected from the plurality of cage bars of the cage.

US Pat. No. 10,212,922

MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, INDIVIDUAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND INDIVIDUAL SEARCH SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A management apparatus, comprising:a control unit that extracts, on the basis of first information that is generated by a sensor device worn by an individual and is related to a living body of the individual, a specific individual satisfying a predetermined condition, and generates, on the basis of position information related to a position of the specific individual, search information for causing a mobile object to move to the position of the specific individual.

US Pat. No. 10,212,921

BIRD FEEDER WITH IMAGE CAPTURING

1. A bird feeder comprising:a) an enclosure for receiving bird feed comprising:
i) an opening for receiving bird feed;
ii) access ports configured along a bottom of said enclosure;
b) a perch coupled to the enclosure by an arm extension;
wherein the perch is configured under the access ports of the enclosure by an offset height;
wherein the perch is configured for a bird, having a suitable size to fit within the offset height, to rest on the perch and feed from the access ports above the perch;
wherein the perch is adjustable in offset height;
whereby the offset height can be adjusted to accommodate a bird of a suitable size to fit within the offset height and feed from the access ports while resting on the perch; and
wherein the perch is adjustably coupled to the arm extension by a perch attachment feature and wherein the perch can be adjusted in offset height along the arm extension.

US Pat. No. 10,212,920

PET WASTE COLLECTOR AND DISPOSAL DEVICE

1. A pet waste collector and disposal device comprising:a pole comprising telescoping sections that do not rotate relative to each other when extended, wherein the pole is adjustable in length to accommodate a dog owner's height, and the height of the dog;
a container housing connected to the pole with a connector comprising a lockable hinged bracket that enables angular adjustment of the container housing relative to the pole to facilitate proper angular positioning beneath the dog; and
a disposable container carried in the container housing, the disposable container having a lip that rests on a periphery of the container housing, wherein the disposable container may be positioned beneath a dog to capture waste in the disposable container before the waste reaches the ground, and the disposable container may then be closed and disposed of, wherein the disposable container is a clamshell with a lid that can be closed and sealed air tight to prevent waste odors from escaping prior to disposal of the container, and wherein the disposable container is rigid or semi-rigid so as not to deform or collapse on any waste carried within.

US Pat. No. 10,212,919

SILICONE CHEW TOY

Funzone, Inc., Los Angel...

1. A silicone chew toy comprising:a base layer, made from a solid silicone material of a first color, comprising a first side and a second side, a thickness of at least 8 millimeters between the first and second sides, a minimum width of at least 38 millimeters, and a minimum length of at least 38 millimeters; and
a first layer, made from a liquid silicone material of a second color, formed and vulcanized on the first side of the base layer, the first layer having a thickness of at least 0.5 millimeters, wherein the first color is different from the second color,
wherein the silicone chew toy comprising the base and first layers can withstand at least 100 pounds of bite pressure for at least 10 seconds without breakage.

US Pat. No. 10,212,918

PET URINE PAD CONVENIENT TO TAKE AS WELL AS PRODUCTION METHOD AND PROCESSING EQUIPMENT THEREOF

Jiangsu Zhongheng Pet Art...

1. A processing equipment of a pet urine pad convenient to carry, comprising:a pet urine pad processing main machine frame;
a conveying device arranged on the pet urine pad processing main machine frame; and
a buffer device frame arranged at a rear end of the pet urine pad processing main machine frame,
wherein a buffer device is arranged on the buffer device frame,
wherein a folding device frame is arranged at a rear end of the buffer device frame,
wherein a transverse traction device is arranged on one side of a front end of the folding device frame,
wherein a vertical traction device is arranged in a middle of an upper end of the folding device frame,
wherein a point-breaking device is arranged on the folding device frame at a lower end of the vertical traction device,
wherein a folding device is arranged on the folding device frame at a lower end of the point-breaking device, and
wherein a structure of the folding device comprises two folding rollers symmetrically arranged on the folding device frame through rotating shafts, respectively, wherein the two folding rollers are identical in structure and matched with each other, a folding notch is configured in one side of each folding roller, a blade is arranged on the other side of the corresponding folding roller, a rotating arm is rotatably arranged on each folding roller through a revolving shaft and equipped with a limiting pillar, barrier pillars matched with the corresponding limiting pillars to each other are arranged on the folding device frame, a folding hook is connected to one end of each rotating arm, a hook part of each folding hook is arranged in the corresponding folding notch, and the other end of the corresponding rotating arm is arranged on the corresponding folding roller through a spring.

US Pat. No. 10,212,917

CAT ATTRACTANT

Kent Pet Group, Inc., Mu...

1. An animal litter comprising discrete plural particles of a sorbent material and a cat attractant, the cat attractant being present in an amount of 1 to 5% by weight of said animal litter and comprising a mixture of alfalfa meal and an acidic plant fiber, the alfalfa meal being present in an amount of at least 60% by weight relative to the weight of the acidic plant fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,212,916

LIGHTWEIGHT CLUMPING ANIMAL LITTER AND METHODS THEREOF

The Clorox Company, Oakl...

1. A method of making composite particles having a cellulosic material component and a sodium bentonite component comprising:providing flat-shaped cellulosic particles having a mean particle size ranging from 0.2-3 mm;
providing powdered sodium bentonite particles having a mean particle size less than 0.25 mm, wherein the ratio of cellulosic material to sodium bentonite is in the range of 1:4 to 4:1;
using a high shear agglomeration process to mix the cellulosic particles and the sodium bentonite particles to form composite particles having a mean particle size in the range of 0.4-4 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,212,915

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY FLUSHING PET URINE FROM A LITTER BOX

1. An automatic urine flushing pet litter box system, comprising:an upper litter tray with a perforated bottom configured to drain discharged urine;
a lower liquid holding tank nested below the upper litter tray configured to hold holding water such that holding water and discharged urine are collected in the lower liquid holding tank, the lower liquid holding tank further including a plurality of chargers and a plurality of sensors to detect multiple liquid levels in the holding tank,
a drainpipe coupled to the lower liquid holding tank and configured to drain the holding water and the discharged urine into a drain;
a first valve coupled to the drainpipe configured to vacuum the holding water and the discharged urine from the lower liquid holding tank in response to at least one of the detected water levels;
a water intake pipe coupled to the lower liquid holding tank; and
a second valve coupled to the water intake pipe configured to deliver water to the lower liquid holding tank in response to at least one of the detected water levels;
wherein the plurality of chargers and plurality of sensors further comprise,
a first charger and first sensor each disposed at the bottom of the liquid holding tank with the first charger disposed at a position lower than the first sensor in relation to the height of the liquid holding tank,
a second charger and second sensor each positioned at the same height in relation to the height of the liquid holding tank above each of the first sensor and the first charger, the second charger and the second sensor configured to control the first valve to drain liquid from the liquid holding tank when the liquid level reaches a maximum level in the liquid holding tank,
a third charger and third sensor each positioned at the same height in relation to the height of the liquid holding tank above each of the second sensor and the second charger, the third charger and the third sensor configured to prevent an overflow of liquid from the liquid holding tank by preventing the second valve delivering water to the liquid holding tank, and
a fourth sensor positioned above the first charger and the first sensor and below the second charger and the second sensor in relation to the height of the liquid holding tank, the fourth sensor configured to provide a maximum water level for the liquid holding tank, the first sensor and the fourth sensor configured to control the second valve to fill the liquid holding tank with water.

US Pat. No. 10,212,914

CIRCULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CIRCULATION

1. A ventilation system for installation in a poultry house with house air, the ventilation system comprising:an outside intake air inlet wherein the outside intake air inlet draws in intake air from outside the poultry system;
a screen connected to the outside intake air inlet, the screen positioned to screen the intake air;
a house air inlet wherein the house air inlet draws in house air;
a heat exchanger connected to the single outside intake air inlet and the house air inlet, the heat exchanger transferring heat from the house air to the intake air;
a house air outlet, wherein the house air outlet prevents rain, animals, other living animals, and other environmental factors from entering the house air outlet, wherein the house air outlet releases the house air outside the house;
an intake air outlet connected to the heat exchanger, the intake air outlet releasing the intake air into the house;
an intake air outlet connected to the heat exchanger, the intake air outlet releasing the intake air into the house, wherein the intake air outlet directs the intake air away from the house air inlet;
a filter assembly adjacent the house air inlet, the filter assembly configured to receive a filter sized to filter out dust, debris, and other particulates;
the filter placed adjacent the filter assembly, the filter configured to filter the house air before the house air reaches the heat exchanger; and
a hanging inlet support that attaches to the house air inlet, the hanging inlet support suspending the house air inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,212,913

TEAT CUP CLEANING UNIT COMPRISING A DISTRIBUTION UNIT

1. A teat cup cleaning distribution unit for cleaning a plurality of teat cups, the teat cup cleaning distribution unit comprising:a housing defining:
a calming chamber having a calming chamber inlet, a calming chamber outlet, and an oblique wall that at least partially defines a calming chamber cross section that is at least partially tapered along a longitudinal axis from a larger cross section at the calming chamber inlet toward a smaller cross section at the calming chamber outlet, and the calming chamber inlet and the calming chamber outlet are substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis; and
a distribution chamber in communication with the calming chamber outlet and with a plurality of distribution chamber passages, and each distribution chamber passage is substantially identical in length and is in fluid communication with a respective distribution chamber outlet, and the calming chamber outlet is substantially perpendicular to each distribution chamber passage.

US Pat. No. 10,212,896

EMITTER, AND TUBE FOR DRIP IRRIGATION

ENPLAS CORPORATION, Sait...

1. An emitter for quantitatively discharging irrigation liquid in a tube from a discharge port communicating between an inside and an outside of the tube, the emitter being configured to be joined to an inner wall surface of the tube configured to distribute the irrigation liquid at a position corresponding to the discharge port, the emitter comprising:an emitter main body including a resin molded body including at least a recess and a through hole;
a film joined to at least one surface of the emitter main body, the film forming a channel by sealing at least a part of an opening of the recess and the through hole;
an intake part for receiving the irrigation liquid in the tube;
a liquid receiving amount regulating part for regulating a flow rate of the irrigation liquid received from the intake part;
a pressure reduction channel for allowing the irrigation liquid supplied from the liquid receiving amount regulating part to flow therethrough while reducing a pressure of the irrigation liquid;
a discharge rate regulating part for regulating the flow rate of the irrigation liquid supplied from the pressure reduction channel in accordance with a pressure of the irrigation liquid in the tube; and
a discharge part to which the irrigation liquid, having a flow rate regulated by the discharge rate regulating part, is supplied, the discharge part being configured to face the discharge port, wherein:
the liquid receiving amount regulating part includes:
a valve element which extends from a fixed end of a channel of the irrigation liquid in the emitter and opens to a downstream side when receiving a pressure of the irrigation liquid on an upstream side, and
a fixed part disposed at a position adjacent to the valve element in plan view,
each of the valve element and the fixed part has a shape of a circular sector in plan view,
wherein the shape of the circular sector is a portion of a disk enclosed by two radii and an arc, and
wherein the valve element and the fixed part are alternately disposed in a circumferential direction in plan view,
the valve element includes a thin part having flexibility and extending from the fixed end, and a thick part extending from the thin part,
the thin part bends and the valve element opens to the downstream side when a pressure of the irrigation liquid on an upstream side of the liquid receiving amount regulating part is equal to or higher than a predetermined value,
the emitter main body includes a part of the intake part, the liquid receiving amount regulating part, the pressure reduction channel, a part of the discharge rate regulating part, and the discharge part, and
the valve element and parts of the emitter main body other than the valve element are integrally molded with one material having flexibility.

US Pat. No. 10,212,895

CLEANING DEVICE

SMG Sportplatzmaschinenba...

1. A cleaning device comprising:a frame configured to drive over a ground surface;
a contact element;
a vibrating screen movably attached to the frame, the vibrating screen connected to the contact element;
at least one vibrating roller rotatably attached to the frame and rotatable about a rotary axis, the at least one vibrating roller having an outer surface with a plurality of radial elevations formed on the outer surface;
a pre-tensioning element configured to pre-tension the vibrating screen such that the contact element lies against the vibrating roller; and
at least one drive roller configured to rest on the ground surface, the drive roller coupled with the vibrating roller such that the drive roller causes the vibrating roller to rotate when the frame moves on the ground surface, wherein the vibrating roller is configured concentrically with the drive roller.

US Pat. No. 10,212,894

MODULAR VEGETATED ROOF SYSTEM

BIOROOF SYSTEMS INC., Bu...

1. A modular system for covering a surface with vegetation, the modular system comprising a plurality of modules, each of the modules comprising:(a) a drainage board having an upper surface for supporting a growth medium, the drainage board having a plurality of moisture receptacles extending downwardly from the upper surface for collecting moisture;
(b) a plurality of sidewalls having a multiplicity of apertures therethrough, each sidewall being coupled to the drainage board and extending upwardly therefrom, the sidewalls cooperating with each other so as to provide a perimeter for surrounding the growth medium; and
(c) a plurality of couplers for positively securing adjacent modules together, the couplers being located on the sidewalls above the drainage board; the couplers including
at least one female coupler located on a first sidewall of the plurality of sidewalls of each of the modules, the female coupler extending outwardly from the first sidewall; and
at least one male coupler located on a second sidewall of the plurality of sidewalls of each of the modules, the male coupler having a locking tab resiliently biased towards the second sidewall and configured to interlock with the female coupler of an adjacent one of the plurality of modules so as to positively secure the modules together.

US Pat. No. 10,212,893

TRUNK INJECTION NEEDLE

NANJING FORESTRY UNIVERSI...

1. A trunk injection needle, comprising: a front part which is conical, a middle part which is cylindrical, and a rear part which is cylindrical, which are respectively provided along a needle axis; wherein an outer diameter of the rear part is larger than outer diameters of the front part and the middle part; the front part has a bits guiding hole extending along the needle axis, and the rear part has a drug feeding hole extending along the needle axis; wherein the middle part has two outlet holes extending along a radial direction, and a separating board is provided between the two outlet holes; a rear end of the bits guiding hole communicates with the two outlet holes at two sides of the separating board; and a front end of the drug feeding hole communicates with the two outlet holes;wherein a blade part is provided at a front end of the separating board, which has a cutting edge; from the cutting edge backwards along the needle axis, a radial thickness of the blade part increases.

US Pat. No. 10,212,892

LIGHT SOURCES ADAPTED TO SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY OF PLANT

Once Innovatians, Inc., ...

1. A method of stimulating plant growth in a controlled environment steps comprising:providing a pair of input terminals that are adapted to receive a periodic excitation voltage such that the terminals receive a current of equal magnitude and opposite polarity, said current flowing in response to the excitation voltage to provide an AC input;
providing a lighting assembly that has driving circuitry that receives the AC input and conditions the current;
providing a network of lighting elements that produce light at a predetermined wavelength n response to the conditioned current;
positioning the lighting assembly adjacent a plant such that the light produced is received by the plant; and
modulating the conditioned current of the lighting elements with a control assembly to controllably provide predetermined periods of light and dark to stimulate continuous growth of the plant;
wherein the predetermined periods of light are in a range between 3.5 ms and 24 ms and the predetermined periods of dark are in a range between 3.5 ins and 24 ms.

US Pat. No. 10,212,891

GARDENING SHEAR

Jiin Haur Industrial Co. ...

1. A gardening shear comprising a first blade, a second blade, a first handle, and a second handle,wherein the first blade has a first cutting portion, and a first through hole and a second through hole respectively penetrate a middle portion and a lower portion of the first blade; the second through hole is located adjacent to one lateral side of the lower portion of the first blade, and a pivot portion laterally protruding from the other lateral side of the lower portion of the first blade has a third through hole thereon; the pivot portion and the first cutting portion are positioned at the same lateral side of the first blade;
wherein the second blade comprises a second cutting portion, and a fourth through hole penetrating through a middle portion of the second blade is located at a position corresponding to the first through hole of the first blade; when the first blade and the second blade are coupled together, the first through hole and the fourth through hole are adapted to be aligned to enable a first pivot member to pass therethrough so as to pivotally connect the first blade with the second blade; a protruding edge protruding from an edge of the middle portion of the second blade is located adjacent to the fourth through hole, and a fifth through hole penetrates through the protruding edge; a lower portion of the second blade has an arm, and a sixth through hole penetrating through the arm is located adjacent to a lower edge of the second blade;
wherein the first handle is a long pole, and an upper portion thereof has a first connecting section; a seventh through hole and a first elongated hole respectively penetrate through the first connecting section; the seventh through hole and the first elongated hole are configured to respectively be aligned with the second through hole of the first blade and the sixth through hole of the second blade, and a first connecting member is adapted to penetrate through the seventh through hole and the second through hole while a second pivot member is configured to penetrate through the first elongated hole and the sixth through hole to pivotally connect the first handle with the first blade and the second blade; a first rolling member is disposed on the second pivot member which penetrates through the first elongated hole, and the first rolling member is configured to roll and shift along the first elongated hole so as to enable the first handle to drive and open/close the first blade and the second blade; and
wherein the second handle is a long pole, and an upper portion thereof has a second connecting section; an eighth through hole and a second elongated hole respectively penetrate through the second connecting section; the eighth through hole and the second elongated hole are configured to be respectively aligned with the fifth through hole of the second blade and the third through hole of the first blade, and a second connecting member is adapted to penetrate through the eighth through hole and the fifth through hole while a third pivot member is configured to penetrate through the second elongated hole and the third through hole to pivotally connect the second handle with the first blade and the second blade; a second rolling member is disposed on the third pivot member which penetrates through the second elongated hole, and the second rolling member is configured to roll and shift along the second elongated hole so as to enable the second handle to drive and open/close the first blade and the second blade.

US Pat. No. 10,212,890

APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING LARGE BALES OF FORAGE MATERIAL INTO SMALL RECTANGULAR BALES OF FORAGE MATERIAL

Gerald E. Rohrer, Cochar...

1. A bale disintegration apparatus for disintegrating a large bale of forage or bedding material formed of individual compressed slices, comprising:a frame;
a feed conveyor to move large bales of forage or bedding material rearwardly;
an upwardly inclined conveyor for removing individual slices from said large bale delivered thereto by said feed conveyor and elevating said slices to an upper discharge end of said inclined conveyor;
a tumbler bed supported by said frame and having a plurality of tumbler shaft assemblies arranged in a horizontal array positioned rearwardly of said inclined conveyor to receive said slices elevated by said inclined conveyor, said tumbler bed being operable to disintegrate the elevated slices into discrete components of forage or bedding material that can fall downwardly through said tumbler bed, each said tumbler shaft assembly including a central shaft having mounted thereon a plurality of disks with each disk including at least one tooth projecting outwardly of the disk to engage said slices of forage or bedding material to affect disintegration thereof by removing discrete components thereof to pass between said disks;
a collecting conveyor operably supported by said frame below said tumbler bed to receive the discrete components of forage or bedding material falling from said tumbler bed, said collecting conveyor discharging said discrete components rearwardly for further processing; and
a drive mechanism for powering the operation of said inclined conveyor, said tumbler bed and said collecting conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,212,889

BALER WITH AUTOMATED SELECTION OF EJECTOR TEETH

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A baling system operable to receive loose material, form the loose material into a bale, and eject the bale, the baling system comprising:a forming chamber having a discharge outlet, wherein the bale is located in the forming chamber;
a plurality of ejector teeth, with each of the plurality of ejector teeth being operable to selectively project into the forming chamber so as to engage a plurality of contents of the forming chamber and to selectively retract from the forming chamber so as to not engage the contents;
an ejector carriage operable to support the ejector teeth and to move parallel to the forming chamber from a back position in which the carriage is furthest from the discharge outlet to an eject position in which the carriage is closest to the discharge outlet;
a plurality of sensors positioned along an interior surface of the forming chamber, the plurality of sensors configured to identify a position of a face of the bale which is furthest from the discharge outlet; and
a control unit in communication with the sensors, the control unit configured to automatically select a subset of the plurality of ejector teeth based on the position of the face of the bale to project into the forming chamber so as to engage the bale while a remainder of the plurality of ejector teeth remain retracted from the forming chamber,
wherein during ejection of the bale from the forming chamber, the subset of the plurality of ejector teeth engage the bale, and the ejector carriage moves toward the discharge outlet such that the subset of the plurality of ejector teeth move the bale toward the discharge outlet while leaving any other of the contents of the forming chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,212,888

SIEVE ARRANGEMENT IN A CLEANING SYSTEM FOR A COMBINE HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A sieve system of an agricultural vehicle for separating crop residue from grain, comprising:a frame;
a plurality of sieve sections pivotally coupled to the frame, the plurality of sieve sections including a first sieve section;
a plurality of dividers including a first divider coupled to the first sieve section; and
a pivoting system coupled to the first sieve section and the first divider, the pivoting system pivoting the sieve section at a first angle about a first axis, the pivoting system either pivoting the divider at a second angle about a second axis or flexing the divider at the second angle, the first angle being relative to the frame, the second angle being relative to the sieve section, the pivoting of the first sieve section at the first angle and the pivoting or flexing of the divider at the second angle are movements that are opposite each other, the first axis and the second axis being generally parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,212,887

BALE MOVER WITH SELF-ADJUSTING SPINNERS

Harper Industries, Inc., ...

1. A bale-mover comprising:a base frame coupled to a vehicle;
a pair of bale-lifting arms disposed proximate opposite sides of the base frame, each arm in the pair being moveable to move at least a distal end of the arm toward the distal end of the other arm in the pair;
an axle disposed proximate the distal end of each arm and having a fixed orientation relative to the respective arm, each axle defining a respective axis of rotation;
a spinner body disposed along the length of each axle, each spinner body rotatable about the respective axis of rotation and pivotable relative to the respective axle; and
a coupler that couples the spinner body to the axle, the spinner body being rotatable relative to the respective axle about the respective axis of rotation and pivotable relative to the respective axle via the coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,212,886

RETRACTION MECHANISM FOR EXTENDABLE CARRIAGES OF AN AGRICULTURAL ACCUMULATOR

1. An accumulator coupled to an agricultural baler and configured to support crop packages exiting the agricultural baler, the accumulator comprising:a frame including a first end, a second end, and a support structure positioned between the first and the second ends;
a crop package moving assembly moveably coupled to the frame, the crop package moving assembly configured to move a first crop package in a first direction, the crop package moving assembly also configured to move a second crop package in a second direction opposite to the first direction;
a first carriage coupled to the first end of the frame and configured to move relative to the frame between a retracted position and an extended position, the first carriage configured to support the first crop package that exits the agricultural baler;
a second carriage coupled to the second end of the frame and configured to move relative to the frame between a retracted position and an extended position, the second carriage configured to support the second crop package that exits the agricultural baler;
a retraction linkage coupled to the crop package moving assembly and selectively engageable with the first and second carriages, the retraction linkage configured to move at least one of the first and second carriages from the extended position into the retracted position; and
a first extension linkage coupled between the frame and the first carriage and a second extension linkage coupled between the frame and the second carriage, wherein the first carriage is movable into the extended position in response to the first crop package engaging the first extension linkage, and wherein the second carriage is movable into the extended position in response to the second crop package engaging the second extension linkage.

US Pat. No. 10,212,885

FINGER ASSEMBLY FOR A FEED DRUM CONVEYOR OF AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTING HEAD

1. A finger assembly for mounting on an offset shaft of a feed drum of an agricultural harvesting head comprises:a first finger support including a first ring portion and a second ring portion, wherein both ring portions are configured to be supported and retained on the offset shaft for rotation about the offset shaft, and a first finger mount portion fixed to the first ring portion and the second ring portion and configured to support and retain a first finger; and
a second finger support including a third ring portion, wherein the third ring portion is configured to be supported and retained on the offset shaft for rotation about the offset shaft, and second finger mount portion fixed to the third ring portion and configured to support and retain a second finger;
wherein the first ring portion and the second ring portion are fixed together and define a gap (“G”) into which the third ring portion is received and supported,
wherein the first ring portion comprises:
a first ring half;
a second ring half joined to the first ring half by a first hinge;
wherein the second ring portion comprises:
a third ring half;
a fourth ring half joined to the third ring half by a second hinge coaxial with the first hinge and spaced from the first hinge by the gap;
wherein the first finger mount portion comprises:
a first finger mount half connecting the first ring half and the third ring half; and
a second finger mount half connecting the second ring half and the third ring half, wherein the first finger mount half and the second finger mount half cooperate to form a first aperture therebetween for receiving a first finger,
wherein the third ring portion extends through the gap between the first hinge and the second hinge, the third ring portion comprising:
a fifth ring half;
a sixth ring half cooperating with the fifth ring half to form an aperture to receive the offset shaft, wherein the fifth ring half and the sixth ring half are not hinged together;
wherein the second finger mount portion comprises:
a third finger mount half extending from the fifth ring half;
a fourth finger mount half extending from the sixth ring half, wherein the third finger mount half and the fourth finger mount half cooperate to form a second aperture therebetween for receiving a second finger.

US Pat. No. 10,212,884

CUTTER BAR DRIVE FOR A MULTI-SECTION HEADER FOR ATTACHMENT TO HARVESTERS

1. A header for harvesting stalk crop, the header comprising:a frame;
a header bottom;
a multi-part cutter bar arranged at a front side of the frame relative to a travel direction of the header during harvesting, wherein the cutter bar comprises at least a first cutter bar part and a second cutter bar part arranged colinearly to each other and driven oscillatingly transverse to the travel direction;
cutter bar knives fastened to the first and second cutter bar parts;
stationary or moving counter knives connected to the frame and interact with the cutter bar knives;
a drive device operatively connected to the multi-part cutter bar;
conveying members configured to transport away cut stalk crop;
a gear housing arranged behind the first and second cutter bar parts;
the drive device comprising:
a first drive shaft ending in a first plane inside the gear housing;
an eccentric shaft that is stationarily supported in the gear housing;
a gear wheel fixedly connected to the eccentric shaft and arranged in a second plane above or below the first plane;
a bevel gear operatively connected to the gear wheel, wherein the first drive shaft is drivingly connected to the bevel gear and drives through the bevel gear the gear wheel;
a first eccentric disc connected to the eccentric shaft in the gear housing and arranged in a third plane;
a second eccentric disc connected to the eccentric shaft in the gear housing and arranged in a fourth plane above the third plane, wherein the first and second eccentric discs are mounted together on the eccentric shaft on top of each other;
a first eccentric lever correlated with the first eccentric disc and arranged in the third plane;
a second eccentric lever correlated with the second eccentric disc and arranged in the fourth plane;
a first pivot lever connected to the first eccentric lever and fixedly connected to a first stationarily supported pivot shaft;
a second pivot lever connected to the second eccentric lever and fixedly connected to a second stationarily supported pivot shaft;
a first crank arm fixedly connected to the first pivot shaft, wherein a pivot movement of the first crank arm is transmitted by a connecting element to the first cutter bar part;
a second crank arm fixedly connected to the second pivot shaft, wherein a pivot movement of the second crank arm is transmitted by a connecting element to the second cutter bar part.

US Pat. No. 10,212,883

HARVESTER HAVING A MEASURING DEVICE FOR GRAIN NUMBER DETECTION

CLAAS Selbstfahrende Ernt...

1. A harvester comprising:a measuring device comprising:
a sensor comprising an impact surface and a sound converter configured to produce a measuring signal associated with kernels impacting on the impact surface; and
a processing unit configured to:
process the measuring signal,
detect rising edges of the processed measuring signal without comparing the processed measuring signal with a reference signal, and
provide a grain number measurement based on the detected rising edges.

US Pat. No. 10,212,882

APPARATUS FOR CHOPPING AND DISCHARGING STRAW FROM A COMBINE HARVESTER

1. A chopper and discharge apparatus arranged to be mounted at the rear discharge of a combine harvester for receiving and discharging materials from the combine harvester comprising straw and/or chaff, the apparatus comprising:a housing having a feed opening into which a stream of said materials comprising straw and/or chaff is fed from the combine harvester;
a chopping assembly mounted in the housing for chopping said stream to form chopped materials;
the housing having a discharge opening through which the chopped materials are discharged;
a tailboard construction arranged relative to the housing so as to receive the stream of crop materials from the discharge opening to engage onto a downwardly facing guide surface of the tailboard construction for spreading of the crop materials;
a plurality of guide fins extending downwardly from the guide surface, the guide fins having a leading edge and fin surfaces extending from the leading edge rearwardly and outwardly from the leading edge to guide at least some of the chopped materials to sides of the tailboard construction in a spread pattern;
and a rotary spreader for spreading the crop material, the rotary spreader comprising rotating fan members each having a plurality of fan blades around an axis of the fan member so that the crop material enters the fan members and is carried around the axis by the fan members for discharge;
the rotary spreader being mounted for movement thereof relative to the housing to a first position in which the rotary spreader is spaced from the discharge opening of the housing so that in a first mode the crop material is spread wholly by the tailboard construction;
and the rotary spreader being mounted for movement thereof relative to the housing to a second position in which the rotary spreader is located with the fan blades adjacent the guide fins for cooperation therewith so that in a second mode the crop material is spread mainly by the rotary spreader.

US Pat. No. 10,212,881

MODIFICATION TO THE GRAIN HARVESTING COMBINE

Steven Lee Norburg, Alba...

1. A grain harvesting and threshing combine machine comprising:a threshing unit;
at least one sieve positioned directly below the threshing unit;
a tailings elevator;
a cleaning fan;
a grain tank positioned directly below the at least one sieve; and
a deflector plate covering an open portion of the grain tank;
wherein the at least one sieve substantially covers a remaining open portion of the grain tank; the tailings elevator conveys tailings from the at least one sieve back to the threshing unit; and the cleaning fan blows air across the at least one sieve, upward and towards the back of the machine thereby further removing chaff from the grain.

US Pat. No. 10,212,880

HIGH-EFFICIENCY CUTTING SYSTEM

MTD PRODUCTS INC, Valley...

1. A cutting system for an autonomous mower comprising:a housing having an outer circumference including at least one vertical standoff, and an open lower portion;
at least one rotating blade disk, provided within the housing and having a central portion, a top side, a bottom side, and a peripheral edge;
a first pair of cutting blades pivotably secured to the bottom side of the blade disk between the central portion of the blade disk and the blade disk peripheral edge, and extending away from the blade disk at an angle; and
a second pair of cutting blades pivotably secured to the bottom side of the blade disk radially inward and offset from the first pair of cutting blades, and extending away from the blade disk at an angle.

US Pat. No. 10,212,879

AUTOMATED MANURE AGITATION AND TRANSFER

Nuhn Industries Ltd., Se...

1. A system for automatically transferring liquid manure from an intermediate holding receptacle to a lagoon, comprisinga pump at least partially immersible in the liquid manure in an intermediate holding receptacle, the receptacle having a full receptacle sensor, the pump comprising a directable agitation nozzle, a pump motor configured to move the liquid manure from the receptacle into the pump, a first valve configured to control liquid flow out of the pump into the lagoon and a second valve configured to control liquid flow out of the pump through the directable agitation nozzle into the receptacle,
the pump in electronic communication with an electronic controller configured to control the pump motor, first valve, second valve and directable nozzle, the electronic controller comprising pre-programmed instructions to:
switch on the pump motor, ensure that the first valve is closed and ensure that the second valve is open in response to the electronic controller receiving a signal from the full receptacle sensor indicating that the liquid manure in the receptacle is at or exceeds a high level mark;
direct the nozzle to at least two different locations in the receptacle to permit liquid manure pumped from the receptacle by the pump to be redirected to the at least two different locations in the receptacle to agitate the liquid manure in the receptacle for a predetermined period of time; and,
open the first valve after the predetermined period of time to permit the pump to pump the liquid manure from the receptacle out to the lagoon.

US Pat. No. 10,212,878

AGRICULTURAL SEEDER IMPLEMENTS

1. An agricultural implement, comprising:an opener for cutting a furrow;
a frame mounted to the opener;
a first disk and a second disk each mounted to the frame;
the frame is mounted pivotally to the opener for movement between a first position and a second position;
the first disk and the second disk are each in a lowered position, when the frame is in the first position;
the first disk and the second disk are each in a raised position, when the frame is in the second position;
an element carried by the frame;
a first complemental element and a second complemental element carried by the opener;
the frame is disabled from moving beyond the first position thereof disabling the first disk and the second disk from moving beyond the lowered positions thereof, when the element is engaged to the first complemental element when the frame is in the first position thereof;
the frame is disabled from moving beyond the second position thereof disabling the first disk and the second disk from moving beyond the raised positions thereof, when the element is engaged to the second complemental element when the frame is in the second position thereof;
the element extends through a slot in the opener;
the slot is elongate and extends from a first end wall to a second end wall;
the element travels through the slot between the first end wall and the second end wall when the frame pivots between the first and second positions thereof;
the first end wall comprises the first complemental element; and
the second end wall comprises the second complemental element.

US Pat. No. 10,212,877

SEED TREATMENT FACILITIES, METHODS, AND APPARATUS

BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP, Re...

1. A method of treating seeds comprising:(A) selecting a seed treatment recipe;
(B) applying a plurality of seed treatment components to a batch of seeds via a seed treatment system;
wherein said seed treatment system comprises:
(i) a seed-treater vessel configured to apply the plurality of seed treatment components to the batch of seeds;
(ii) a plurality of pump-stations, wherein each pump station is configured to receive a keg, and each pump-station comprising a pump and a station controller configured to control the pump;
(iii) a plurality of kegs, each keg comprising:
(a) a seed treatment component; and
(b) a scale positioned underneath each keg;
(iv) at least one flex-tank coupled to a flex-tank pump and a pump controller configured to operate the flex-tank pump, and a scale positioned underneath the at least one flex-tank; and
(C) wherein the plurality of kegs and the at least one flex-tank deliver seed treatment components to the seed treater vessel and batch of seed based on the selected seed treatment recipe.

US Pat. No. 10,212,876

AERIAL DEPLOYMENT PLANTING METHODS AND SYSTEMS

DRONESEED CO., Seattle, ...

1. An aerial deployment planting system comprising:a first propagule capsule configured to contain one or more propagules and to be supported by an unmanned vehicle, said first propagule capsule comprising:
one or more absorbent below-ground-moisture collectors including a first absorbent below-ground-moisture collector;
one or more artificial moisture-transfer conduits; and
a first substrate configured to support said one or more artificial moisture-transfer conduits adjacent said one or more propagules and to allow below-ground seepage from said one or more absorbent below-ground-moisture collectors that extend more than 0.2 millimeters (mm) below a ground surface to flow by wicking via said one or more artificial moisture-transfer conduits to said one or more propagules, wherein a dry weight majority of at least one of said one or more artificial moisture-transfer conduits is dehydrated compressed peat or another growing medium configured to undergo a volumetric expansion of more than 20% when hydrated, wherein an exterior surface of said first propagule capsule includes a soil-contacting portion of said first absorbent below-ground-moisture collector larger than 1 square centimeter and configured to absorb more than 5 microliters of liquid per hour directly from surrounding soil by wicking, wherein an endmost portion longer than 0.5 mm of said first propagule capsule has a footprint of about 2 square mm, wherein said first propagule capsule is less than 5% water by weight, and wherein said one or more propagules comprise a dormant seed of a tree.

US Pat. No. 10,212,875

FARM VEHICLE

TOUTI TERRE, Rumilly (FR...

1. An apparatus comprising a traveling farm vehicle, said farm vehicle comprising a seat, a base, and a slide-way, wherein said seat is convertible between a sitting position and a kneeling position, said kneeling position being a working position, wherein said seat comprises a first cushion, a second cushion, a third cushion, wherein said first cushion supports a user's chest and head, wherein said second cushion supports a user's knees when said seat is in said kneeling position, and wherein said third cushion is a central cushion that pivots transversely between a lowered position and a raised position, wherein in said lower position, said third cushion supports said user's pelvis in said kneeling position, and wherein, in said raised position, said third cushion forms a sitting part in a sitting position, wherein said slide-way comprises a supporting slide-way, wherein said slide-way allows translation of said seat in a direction of travel, wherein said direction of travel is selected from the group consisting of travel along any combination of a first direction and a second direction transverse to said first direction, said first direction being a direction of travel of said vehicle, wherein said seat is mounted on said base, wherein said base is mounted to pivot on said slide-way to allow said first, second, and third cushions to pivot about a vertical pivot axis of said farm vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,212,874

CURVED WAYLINE EXTENSIONS FOR CONTOUR PATH PLANNING

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A system, comprising:a mobile machine comprising a position determining device and an auto-steer subsystem; and
a processor configured to execute software to:
receive input corresponding to a contour wayline having a starting point and an ending point, the contour wayline describing a curved path,
analyze a plurality of data points of the contour wayline,
based on the analysis, generate a description of a curve corresponding to the plurality of data points,
based on the description of the curve, provide curved extensions of the contour wayline for auto-guidance, and
cause autonomous traversal of the mobile machine along a field according to the contour wayline and the extensions and corresponding projections.

US Pat. No. 10,212,873

HYBRID TILLAGE IMPLEMENT FOR VERTICAL TILLAGE AND AERATION OF SOIL WITH DEPOSIT OF SOIL ADDITIVE

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. An agricultural tillage implement, comprising:a frame including a pull hitch extending in a travel direction over the ground;
a vertical tillage section carried by said frame and extending generally laterally with respect to the travel direction, said vertical tillage system forming substantially continuous slits in ground being tilled;
an aerating section carried by said frame behind said vertical tillage section in the travel direction, said aerating section extending generally laterally with respect to the travel direction, and the aerating section including individual rotary tines to create discrete holes in ground being tilled as the agricultural implement moves in the travel direction; and
a ground deposit system connected to said frame and including a supply for a component to be deposited in the ground, a distribution network connected to said supply for distributing the component within the agricultural tillage implement, and outlets from the distribution network for expelling the component to the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,212,872

TURF AERATOR HAVING REMOVABLE COVER OVER ROTATABLE TINES

Turfco Manufacturing, Inc...

1. Turf aerator comprising, in combination:a chassis including first and second side plates, front and back plates extending between the first and second side plates, and a top plate extending between the first and second side plates and between the front and back plates, with the chassis being movably supported on turf adjacent to the front plate of the chassis;
a handlebar extending from the chassis in a direction away from the front plate;
a motor mounted on the top plate adjacent to the front plate;
a tine assembly rotatably mounted about an axis to the chassis between the first and second side plates and adjacent to the back plate, with the tine assembly being driven by the motor, with the tine assembly including a tine plate including a periphery rotatable about the axis and a plurality of tines, with each tine comprising a single component immovably fixed to the tine plate and extending from the axis in a radial direction for a radial extent to a free end configured to engage the turf;
an opening formed in the top plate intermediate the first and second side plates, intermediate the front and back walls, intermediate the motor and the back plate, and extending over the tine assembly, wherein the free ends of the plurality of tines extend through the opening formed in the top plate, and wherein the top plate is spaced from the axis less than the radial extent; and
a tine cover removably secured to the chassis, positioned over the free ends of the plurality of tines of the tine assembly above the axis, and closing the opening in the top plate.

US Pat. No. 10,212,871

ROW DIGGER

1. A Row Digger comprising:a main frame having a wheel connected to the main frame and a means for connecting the main frame to a vehicle opposite the wheel;
a hub frame connected to the main frame between the wheel and the means for connecting the main frame to a vehicle;
a hub assembly connected to the hub frame at a hub angle and having a hub housing and a hub flange with a plurality of hub tabs extending from the hub flange and wherein the hub flange can rotate with respect to the hub housing;
a plurality of digger arms corresponding in number to the plurality of hub tabs and connected to and extending from the plurality of hub tabs;
a plurality of digging discs corresponding in number to and connected to the plurality of digger arms;
a plurality of row digger stabilizers corresponding in number to and connected to the plurality of digger arms wherein the plurality of row digger stabilizers ensures proper placement of the plurality of digging discs such that the position of at least one of the plurality of digging discs is centered in a corresponding furrow in a field during use of the Row Digger in order to remove a dirt pile in the furrow; and
wherein the plurality of row digger stabilizers each has a stabilizer drum rotatably connected within a drum frame.
US Pat. No. 10,213,504

IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITION FOR MODULATING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND METHODS TO TREAT BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IN A SUBJECT

1. A pharmaceutical product comprising one or more antibiotics and one or more immunological response shifter (IRS) immunogenic compositions for modulating the immune system comprising a therapeutically effective amount of three or more synthetic antigenic agents or natural antigenic agents, or fractions and combinations thereof, comprising pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPS) and/or danger associated molecular patterns (DAMPS) selected from at least two groups consisting of: (A) antigenic agents with molecular patterns associated with bacteria, (B) antigenic agents with molecular patterns associated with viruses, (C) antigenic agents with molecular patterns associated with fungi and yeasts, (D) antigenic agents with molecular patterns associated with protozoa, (E) antigenic agents with molecular patterns associated with helminths, and (F) antigenic agents with molecular patterns associated with prions; and one or more physiologically acceptable carriers, excipients, diluents or solvents.
US Pat. No. 10,214,784

GENETIC MARKERS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED FERTILITY IN MAIZE

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A method for producing a Vip3A-expressing maize plant having increased male fertility compared to a Vip3A-expressing maize plant that has reduced male fertility or is male infertile, comprising:a) providing a first Vip3A-expressing maize plant comprising a quantitative trait locus (QTL) associated with increased male fertility in Vip3A-expressing maize plants, wherein the QTL is located on chromosome 5 and is flanked by and includes marker 7 (SEQ ID NO:561) and marker 8 (SEQ ID NO:566), and further comprises a haplotype that comprises i. an A polymorphism at marker 7; and ii. a G polymorphism at marker 8;
b) introgressing the QTL of a) into a second maize plant; and
c) selecting a Vip3-expressing maize plant comprising the QTL, thereby producing a Vip3A-expressing maize plant with increased male fertility compared to a Vip3A-expressing maize plant without the QTL.
US Pat. No. 10,213,505

ANTI-TIGIT ANIBODIES, ANTI-PVRIG ANTIBODIES AND COMBINATIONS THEREOF

Compugen Ltd., Holon (IL...

1. A composition comprising an anti-PVRIG antibody, wherein said antibody comprises:i) a heavy chain comprising SEQ ID NO:9, and
ii) a light chain comprising SEQ ID NO:14.
US Pat. No. 10,213,761

COATING PROCESS FOR MICROFLUIDIC SAMPLE ARRAYS

Life Technologies Corpora...

1. A method for differentially coating a substrate, the method comprising:supplying a substrate comprising an external surface and a plurality of through-hole channels each comprising an interior surface in communication with the exterior surface;
applying a first coating agent simultaneously to both the exterior surface and to at least one of the interior surfaces;
selectively oxidizing the at least one interior surface with an oxidizing agent;
after selectively oxidizing, selectively modifying the first coating agent applied to the at least one interior surface with a first modifying agent such that, after modifying, the at least one interior surface has a first specified physicochemical property that differs with respect to a specified physicochemical property of the external surface; and
applying a second modifying agent to the at least one interior surface;
wherein at least one of (1) the first coating agent comprises a vinyl terminated compound or (2) the first and second modifying agents each comprise a polyethylene glycol.
US Pat. No. 10,214,785

ADENO-ASSOCIATED VIRUS VIRIONS WITH VARIANT CAPSID AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) virion comprising:a) a variant AAV capsid protein, wherein the variant AAV capsid protein comprises a peptide insertion relative to a corresponding parental AAV capsid protein, wherein the peptide insertion comprises the amino acid sequence LGETTRP (SEQ ID NO:13), and wherein the insertion site is located between two adjacent amino acids at a position between amino acids corresponding to amino acids 570 and 611 of VP1 of AAV2 or the corresponding position in the capsid protein of another AAV serotype; and
b) a heterologous nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a gene product.
US Pat. No. 10,214,786

WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF MICROBIAL BIOMASS

PROCELL INVESTMENTS LIMIT...

1. A method for growing microbial biomass comprising:(a) providing a wastewater stream;
(b) determining the concentration of micronutrients selected from the group consisting of aluminum, boron, cobalt, magnesium, manganese, and zinc, and any combination thereof, in the wastewater stream;
(c) determining the biological oxygen demand (BOD) normalized dose of the micronutrients;
(d) modulating the concentration of at least one micronutrient in the wastewater stream to provide a micronutrient-modulated wastewater stream, whereby said micronutrient-modulated wastewater stream has (i) a BOD normalized dose of aluminum between about 60 mg/day/lb BOD/day and about 285 mg/day/lb BOD/day; (ii) a BOD normalized dose of boron between about 115 mg/day/lb BOD/day and about 300 mg/day/lb BOD/day; (iii) a BOD normalized dose of cobalt between about 50 mg/day/lb BOD/day and about 500 mg/day/lb BOD/day; (iv) a BOD normalized dose of magnesium of at least about 100 mg/day/lb BOD/day; (v) a BOD normalized dose of manganese between about 65 mg/day/lb BOD/day and about 220 mg/day/lb BOD/day; and (vi) a BOD normalized dose of zinc between about 115 mg/day/lb BOD/day and about 275 mg/day/lb BOD/day; and
(e) growing microbial biomass in the micronutrient-modulated wastewater stream.
US Pat. No. 10,213,507

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING HIV-ASSOCIATED NEUROCOGNITIVE DISORDERS

THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL...

1. A formulation comprising magnetic nanoparticles (MENPs) conjugated to or mixed with a therapeutic cargo, the therapeutic cargo comprising withaferin A (WA), miR-107 or an expression vector encoding miR-107, and BD1063, at least a portion of the MENPs surface being coated with one or more of glycerol monooleate, poly L-lysine and polyethylene glycol, the MENPs being encapsulated within liposomes; WA being in a hydrophobic part of the liposome, miR-107 or an expression vector encoding miR-107 bound to the MENPs based on electrostatic interaction, and BD1063 being in a hydrophilic part of the liposome.
US Pat. No. 10,213,763

PLASMONIC ASSISTED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERIOR ENERGY-ACTIVATION FROM AN EXTERIOR SOURCE

IMMUNOLIGHT, LLC., Detro...

1. A system for producing a change in a medium to be treated, comprising:an energy source capable of producing an initiation energy comprising one or more of x-rays, gamma rays, or an electron beam;
a container holding the medium to be treated;
an energy modulation agent surrounded by an encapsulation, disposed inside or in a vicinity of the medium to be treated, and separated physically from the medium to be treated by the encapsulation;
a plasmonics agent in a vicinity of the medium; and
said energy modulation agent comprising a photon emitter which emits at least one of ultraviolet and visible light upon interaction with said initiation energy, wherein said at least one of ultraviolet and visible light stimulates a chemical or biological process in the medium.
US Pat. No. 10,213,508

ETANERCEPT FORMULATIONS STABILIZED WITH XYLITOL

Coherus BioSciences, Inc....

1. A stabilized aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprisinga) etanercept,
b) buffer, and
c) stabilizer comprising 6 to 10 weight % xylitol,
wherein the composition has a pH of 6.0 to 6.6, or a pH within 10 percent of 6.0 and 6.6 and is free or essentially free of arginine.
US Pat. No. 10,214,788

COMPOSITE IRON PELLETS

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A composite iron pellet having a core and shell structure,the pellet comprising:
(a) an inner core comprising:
i. iron ore; and
ii. a reducing agent comprising a carbonaceous material;
(b) an outer shell comprising unreduced iron ore;
wherein the composite iron pellet comprises at least 90 wt % Fe2O3, and wherein the inner core comprises from 88.0 wt % to 97 wt % Fe2O3 and from 3 wt % to 9.5 wt % of said carbonaceous material; wherein the pellets are fired.
US Pat. No. 10,213,509

REDUCED FOAMING VACCINE COMPOSITIONS

MERIAL INC., Duluth, GA ...

1. A process for reducing the foaming of a solid vaccine composition when mixed with a liquid diluent, comprising adding an effective amount of a foam controlling agent to a solid composition susceptible to foaming comprising at least one anhydrous antigenic component, a stabilizer and an effervescent agent, whereby the solid vaccine composition is produced;wherein the foam controlling agent is a sugar alcohol, and the effective amount of sugar alcohol is about 15% to 40% by weight of the solid vaccine composition, and upon adding a diluent to the solid vaccine composition, the effervescent agent reacts to form gas in situ, and foam resulting from the gas is reduced.
US Pat. No. 10,213,765

CHROMATOGRAPHY LIGAND COMPRISING DOMAIN C FROM STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS PROTEIN A FOR ANTIBODY ISOLATION

1. A chromatography matrix comprising:a solid support; and
a ligand coupled to the solid support, the ligand comprising at least two polypeptides,
wherein the amino acid sequence of each polypeptide comprises at least 55 contiguous amino acids of a modified SEQ ID NO. 1, and
wherein the modified SEQ ID NO. 1 has an alanine (A) instead of glycine (G) at a position corresponding to position 29 of SEQ ID NO. 1.
US Pat. No. 10,213,511

THERMOREVERSIBLE COMPOSITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS

Frequency Therapeutics, I...

1. A poloxamer containing pharmaceutical composition having a gelation temperature greater than 10° C., the composition comprising:a) a 2,4-dichlorophenyl-5-(1H-imidazol-2-yl)-2-pyrimidinylaminoethylamino-2-pyridine compound;
b) Poloxamer 407 at greater than or equal to 21 wt % of the pharmaceutical composition; and
c) a carboxylic acid containing compound;wherein the pharmaceutical composition has a gelation temperature of greater than 10° C.
US Pat. No. 10,213,512

TOPICAL TETRACYCLINE COMPOSITIONS

FOAMIX PHARMACEUTICALS LT...

32. A method of treating or alleviating the symptoms of a dermatological, ophthalmological, gynecological, or mucosal disorder, comprising applying to a patient in need thereof the foam of claim 1.
US Pat. No. 10,213,768

NOX TRAP

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

1. A NOx trap catalyst comprising a substrate, a first layer, and a second layer; wherein the first layer comprises a NOx trap composition comprising one or more noble metals, a NOx storage component, a first support material, and a first ceria-containing material, wherein the first ceria-containing material is pre-aged prior to incorporation into the first layer; and the second layer comprises rhodium, a second ceria-containing material, and a second support material, wherein the second ceria-containing material is not pre-aged prior to incorporation into the second layer.
US Pat. No. 10,214,792

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING STEEL SHEET

ArcelorMittal France, Sa...

1. A process for manufacturing a hot-rolled steel sheet having a tensile strength greater than 800 MPa and an elongation at break greater than 10% comprising the steps of:providing a steel with a composition that comprises, the contents being expressed by weight:
0.050%?C?0.090%;
1%?Mn?2%;
0.015%?Al?0.050%;
0.1%?Si?0.3%;
0.10%?Mo?0.40%;
S?0.010%;
P?0.025%;
0.003%?N?0.009%;
0.12%?V?0.22%;
Ti<0.005%; and
Nb?0.020%;the balance of the composition comprising iron and inevitable impurities resulting from smelting;casting a semi-finished product from the steel;
heating the semi-finished product to a temperature above 1150° C.;
hot rolling the semi-finished product to obtain a steel sheet at an end of rolling temperature TER in a temperature range so microstructure of the steel is entirely austenitic;
cooling the steel sheet at a cooling rate Vc from 75 to 200° C./s; and
coiling the steel sheet at a temperature Tcoil from 500 to 600° C.,
a microstructure of the steel sheet consisting of, as a surface fraction, at least 80% upper bainite, lower bainite, martensite and residual austenite, a sum of the martensite and residual austenite contents being less than 5%.
US Pat. No. 10,213,513

TREATING MYELOMAS

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A method for treating a mammal having myeloma, said method comprising administering to said mammal an effective amount of a composition comprising nanoparticles containing albumin-bound paclitaxel complexed with an anti-CD38 polypeptide antibody, said complexed nanoparticles having an average diameter of less than 1 ?m, wherein the effective amount is an amount that treats the myeloma,wherein the effective amount for the anti-CD38 polypeptide antibody is about 5 mg/kg to about 20 mg/kg.
US Pat. No. 10,213,514

FUNCTIONALIZING NANOFIBRES

1. A functionalized nanofibre comprising an electrospun dispersion of a polymer in admixture with a water-soluble synthetic construct of the structure F-S-L where F is a functional moiety expressed or presented at the surface of the nanofibre, L is a lipid incorporated into the nanofiber and S is a spacer linking F to L via covalent bonds.
US Pat. No. 10,214,538

PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF DARUNAVIR

Laurus Labs Ltd., Hydera...

1. A process for preparation of amorphous darunavir, comprising the steps of:a) providing a first solution comprising an acid and a solvent, at a temperature of about ?5° C. to about 10° C., wherein the acid is acetic acid and the solvent is either acetonitrile or water;
b) adding an amount of darunavir propionate solvate to the first solution to form a second solution;
c) combining the second solution of step b) with a base and water at a temperature of about ?10° C. to about 0° C., wherein the base is ammonia to form a third solution; and
c) recovering the amorphous darunavir from the third solution of step b), wherein the purity of the amorphous darunavir is equal to or greater than about 99.7% as measured by HPLC.
US Pat. No. 10,214,794

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COMPONENTS FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINES

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of manufacturing a component for a gas turbine engine, the method including the steps of:providing a forged preform of the component, the forged preform being made from a stainless steel alloy;
identifying two non-overlapping portions of the component that together form a whole of the component: a target portion and a remainder portion; and
treating the component with a regionally selective tempering process configured such that a treated region receives the regionally selective tempering process while an untreated region is prevented from receiving the regionally selective tempering process;
wherein:
the target portion comprises the treated region and the remainder portion comprises the untreated region of the regionally selective tempering process; and
the regionally selective tempering process is configured to appreciably increase a hardness of the target portion of the component relative to a hardness of the remainder portion of the component.
US Pat. No. 10,213,515

GLYCOPEPTIDE FOR CONTRAST AGENT TARGETING CANCER CELLS AND CONTRAST AGENT KIT CONTAINING THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A glycopeptide for a contrast agent targeting cancer cells, comprising:an azide reporting monosaccharide; and
a substrate peptide, wherein
the azide reporting monosaccharide and the substrate peptide are bound to form the glycopeptide,
the azide reporting monosaccharide is selected from N-azidoalkyl-D-mannosamine, N-azidoalkyl-D-galactosamine and N-azidoalkyl-D-glucosamine,
the substrate peptide has 4-30 amino acids and an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and
the substrate peptide is specifically cleavable by cathepsin B in a cancer cell.
US Pat. No. 10,213,772

MIDDLE DISTILLATE HYDROCRACKING CATALYST CONTAINING ZEOLITE USY WITH ENHANCED ACID SITES

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A hydrocracking catalyst for making middle distillates comprising:a. greater than 10 wt % of a zeolite USY having:
i. a total OD acidity of 0.350 to 0.650 mmol/g;
ii. an ASDI between 0.05 and 0.15;
iii. a BET surface area greater than 600 m2/g;
iv. a SAR greater than 10;
v. less than 45 vol % of pores greater than 2 nm;
b. a support; and
c. at least one metal selected from the group consisting of elements from Group 6 and Groups 8 through 10 of the Periodic Table;wherein the OD acidity and the ASDI are determined by H/D exchange of acidic hydroxyl groups at equilibrium at 80° C. by FTIR spectroscopy.
US Pat. No. 10,216,076

CERAMIC COMPOSITE, PHOSPHOR FOR PROJECTOR INCLUDING THE SAME, AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE FOR PROJECTOR INCLUDING THE SAME

COORSTEK KK, Tokyo (JP)

1. A ceramic composite comprising inorganic materials and comprising: a phosphor phase comprising YAG containing Ce; and a scatterer phase comprising a translucent ceramic, wherein:the phosphor phase is contained in an amount of 90 vol % or more and 99 vol % or less; and
the scatterer phase is contained in an amount of 1 vol % or more and 10 vol % or less.
US Pat. No. 10,213,773

PROCESS FOR THE CONVERSION OF OXYGENATES TO OLEFINS

BASF SE, (DE)

1. A process for converting oxygenates to olefins, the process comprising:converting one or more C1-C4 alcohols or mixtures of two or more thereof to one or more ethers in a dehydrogenation reactor to provide a gas stream comprising the one or more ethers and water;
contacting a catalyst, which includes a support substrate and a catalytic layer applied to the substrate, the layer comprising one or more zeolites of the MFI, MEL, or MWW structure type or any one mixture thereof, with the gas stream and further comprising
calcining the catalyst only in air atmosphere to provide a regenerated catalyst,
providing the gas stream, and
contacting the regenerated catalyst with the gas stream wherein selectivity of C3 and C4 is increased after being subjected to the regeneration of the catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,214,029

PRINTING PRESS

KOMORI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A printing press comprising:a printing cylinder including a metal sheet forming an outer surface of the printing cylinder and configured to convey a sheet;
an inkjet head configured to execute printing by discharging ink droplets to the sheet conveyed by the printing cylinder;
a drying device arranged on a downstream side of the inkjet head in a convey direction of the sheet, opposing the printing cylinder and configured to dry printed ink; and
a heat dissipation member overlaid and attached on the metal sheet of the printing cylinder, absorbing heat of the sheet when opposing the drying device, and dissipating the heat when moving away from the drying device,
the heat dissipation member including:
a main body made of a non-metal material in a sheet-like shape, and
a plurality of ventilation portions through which air passes in a thickness direction of the main body,
wherein the printing cylinder includes a first holding unit and a second holding unit for respectively detachably holding one end and another end of the heat dissipation member, and a third holding unit and a fourth holding unit for respectively holding one end and another end of the metal sheet.
US Pat. No. 10,213,774

ZSM-5 CATALYST

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. ZSM-5 zeolite microspheres formed by 1) shaping a mixture into microspheres wherein the mixture comprises a silica material and a plurality of particulates selected from the group consisting of at least one high-density material with an absolute bulk density of at least 0.3 g/cc, ZSM-5 zeolite crystals, and combinations thereof; 2) calcining the microspheres; and 3) reacting and subsequently heating the microspheres with at least one alkali solution to form ZSM-5 zeolite in-situ on the microspheres, wherein the ZSM-5 zeolite microspheres contain substantially no clay or calcined clay material.
US Pat. No. 10,214,799

HEAT TREATMENT METHOD FOR INCREASING THE DEPTH OF HARDENING LAYER IN A STEEL RAIL AND STEEL RAIL OBTAINED WITH THE METHOD

1. A heat treatment method for increasing the depth of hardening layer in a steel rail, the method comprising the following steps:a. natural cooling: cooling a finished rolling steel rail by natural cooling, till the temperature at the center of rail head surface drops to 660˜730° C.;
b. first accelerated cooling stage: cooling the steel rail cooled down in step a by accelerated cooling at 1.5˜3.5° C./s cooling rate, till the temperature at the center of rail head surface is 500˜550° C.;
c. second accelerated cooling stage: cooling the steel rail cooled down in step b by accelerated cooling at a cooling rate that is 1.0˜2.0° C./s higher than the cooling rate in the first accelerated cooling stage, till the temperature at the center of rail head surface is 450° C. or lower;
d. air cooling: stopping the accelerated cooling, and cooling down the steel rail by air cooling to room temperature,
and wherein the carbon content in the steel rail is 0.75%˜0.90%, the silicon content in the steel rail is 0.54%˜0.96%, the manganese content in the steel rail is 0.69%˜1.35%, the phosphorus content in the steel rail is 0.009%˜0.018%, the sulphur content in the steel rail is 0.006%˜0.012%, the chromium content in the steel rail is 0.03%˜0.58%, the vanadium content in the steel rail is 0˜0.07%, and the remaining content is ferrum.
US Pat. No. 10,214,800

HIGH DURABILITY STRUCTURES OF AMORPHOUS ALLOY AND A METHOD OF FORMING

Crucible Intellectual Pro...

1. An article comprising:an exterior surface consisting of a bulk-solidifying amorphous alloy having a yield strength of at least 2 GPa, the exterior surface including a loading surface and a back surface on an opposite side of the loading surface;
the loading surface subject to a bending force toward the back surface, the back surface thereby subject to tensile stress;
the back surface including a surface treatment comprising a shot peening process; and
the loading surface not including the surface treatment;
wherein the back surface has an enhanced durability as compared to the loading surface and wherein the treated article is a golf ball face insert.
US Pat. No. 10,213,521

USEFUL POLYSACCHARIDE AFTER RADIATION STERILIZATION

MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC., J...

1. A method comprising: (a) providing a polysaccharide, (b) removing at least a portion of impurities from a manufacturing process of the polysaccharide to obtain an integration ratio of 1 or less, wherein the integration ratio is capable of being evaluated using 1H NMR spectroscopy by comparing a first value of a peak between about ? 3.92 ppm and about ? 3.94 ppm with a second value of a reference peak at about ? 4.5 ppm, (c) drying the polysaccharide to a moisture content of 7% by weight or less, (d) packaging the polysaccharide in less than 2% oxygen, and (e) sterilizing the polysaccharide with ionizing radiation to provide a sterilized polysaccharide, wherein the sterilized polysaccharide is soluble and has an extended shelf life having less than a 50% change in solids content after nine months as measured using the Percent Solids Measurement.
US Pat. No. 10,215,825

MAGNETIC MICROSTRUCTURES FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

The United States of Amer...

1. A magnetic resonance structure consisting of:(i) a pair of disks of a magnetic material aligned parallel to each other; and
(ii) a spacer material that holds the pair of disks apart from each other,
wherein the disks consist of a magnetic material selected from the group consisting of a ferromagnetic material, a paramagnetic material, a superparamagnetic material, a magnetic alloy, a magnetic compound, and a combination thereof, and
wherein the spacer material is flexible and non-magnetic and configured to adjust the distance between the pair of disks in response to a condition of an environment when the magnetic resonance structure is located in the environment, and wherein the spacer material consists of a photo-epoxy, a hydrogel, or one or more polymers.
US Pat. No. 10,216,081

PELLICLE FRAME, PELLICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, ORIGINAL PLATE FOR EXPOSURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, EXPOSURE DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., ...

1. A pellicle frame comprising a frame body, the frame body havinga groove formed in one end surface of the frame body, the one end surface being an end surface in a thickness direction of the frame body that is located at a side configured to support a pellicle membrane, and
a through-hole that penetrates through a portion between an outer circumferential surface of the frame body and a wall surface of the groove formed in the one end surface,
wherein the frame body does not have a through-hole that penetrates through a portion between an inner circumferential surface and the wall surface of the groove formed in the one end surface.
US Pat. No. 10,213,522

ULTRAPURE MAGNESIUM ALLOY WITH ADJUSTABLE DEGRADATION RATE

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. A medical implant comprising:a MgZnCa alloy containing nanosized precipitates, wherein the nanosized precipitates are less noble than a MgZn alloy, and wherein the MgZnCa alloy has a Zn content ranging from 3.0 wt. % Zn to 6 wt. % Zn and a calcium content ranging from 0.0005 wt. % Ca to 1.0 wt. % Ca, less than 0.001 wt. % of one or more other elements and with the remainder of the alloy being Mg, wherein the Mg has a purity of at least 99.997 wt. %.
US Pat. No. 10,216,084

SULFONIC ACID DERIVATIVE, PHOTOACID GENERATOR USING SAME, RESIST COMPOSITION, AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

Toyo Gosei Co., Ltd., Ic...

4. A photoacid generator composing:a sulfonic acid derivative of the following general formula (1):
R1COOCH2CH2CFHCF2SO3?M+  (1)wherein:R1 represents a monovalent organic group having carbon number of 1 to 200, having at least one hydroxyl group and optionally having a substituent other than the hydroxyl group; and
M+ represents a counter cation.
US Pat. No. 10,213,525

USE OF PERFUSION DECELLULARIZED LIVER FOR ISLET CELL RECELLULARIZATION

Micromatrix Medical, Inc....

1. A method to prepare a graft comprising:providing a perfusion decellularized extracellular matrix of a mammalian liver, a portion of a liver, a liver lobe or a portion thereof that is >8 cm3, and two populations of cells, wherein the two populations of cells comprise a first population of mammalian cells comprising endothelial cells, stem cells capable of differentiation into endothelial cells, progenitor cells capable of differentiation into endothelial cells, or any combination thereof, and a second population of mammalian cells comprising insulin producing cells, stem cells capable of differentiation into insulin producing cells, progenitor cells capable of differentiation into insulin producing cells, or any combination thereof; and
contacting the perfusion decellularized extracellular matrix and the two populations of cells under conditions and for a period of time so that cells in the first population re-endothelialize a vasculature of the perfusion decellularized extracellular matrix and cells in the second population recellularize the perfusion decellularized extracellular matrix, wherein if the cells in the first population are stem cells or progenitor cells, the conditions allow for those cells to differentiate into endothelial cells, and wherein if the cells in the second population are stem cells or progenitor cells, the conditions allow for those cells to differentiate into insulin producing cells.
US Pat. No. 10,214,805

ENHANCED ACTIVATION OF SELF-PASSIVATING METALS

SWAGELOK COMPANY, Solon,...

1. A process for activating a workpiece for subsequent low temperature carburizing, nitrocarburizing or nitriding, the workpiece being made from a self passivating metal and having one or more surface regions which define a Beilby layer as a result of a previous metal shaping operation, the process comprising exposing the workpiece to contact with vapors produced by heating an oxygen-free nitrogen halide salt to a temperature which is high enough to convert the oxygen-free nitrogen halide salt to vapors, the workpiece being exposed to these vapors at an activating temperature which is below a temperature at which nitride and/or carbide precipitates form for a time sufficient to activate the workpiece.
US Pat. No. 10,213,526

METHODS FOR PREPARATION OF A TERMINALLY STERILIZED HYDROGEL DERIVED FROM EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX

University of Pittsburgh-...

1. A method of preparing an extracellular matrix-derived gel comprising, in order: (i) solubilizing extracellular matrix (ECM) that has not been dialyzed by digestion with an acid protease in an acidic solution to produce a digest solution, (ii) drying the digest solution, and (iii) terminally sterilizing the dried digest.
US Pat. No. 10,213,527

FUNCTIONALIZED TITANIUM BINDING PEPTIDES AND IMPLANTS COATED WITH SAME

Ben-Gurion University of ...

1. A method of generating or repairing a tissue, the method comprising implanting an article of manufacture selected from the group consisting of a dental impant, a hip prosthesis, a knee prosthesis, a heart valve, and an intravascular stent comprising a titanium surface and an isolated peptide adsorbed to said surface into a subject in need thereof, said isolated peptide comprising a titanium oxide binding amino acid sequence connected to a heterologous biologically active amino acid sequence via a beta sheet breaker linker, wherein:(i) said titanium oxide binding amino acid sequence is selected to bind coordinatively with titanium oxide;
(ii) said titanium oxide binding amino acid sequence is selected to induce a beta sheet structure;
(iii) said titanium oxide binding amino acid sequence binds to titanium oxide with a higher affinity than said biologically active amino acid sequence binds to said titanium oxide under physiological conditions; and
(iv) said titanium oxide binding amino acid sequence comprises the sequence Z-X-Z-X, wherein X is any hydrophobic amino acid and Z is phosphoserine or L-DOPA,
thereby generating or repairing the tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,213,528

DELIVERY OF HYDROPHOBIC ACTIVE AGENT PARTICLES

Surmodics, Inc., Eden Pr...

1. A drug delivery coating comprisinga base polymeric layer, the base polymeric layer comprising a hydrophilic surface;
a therapeutic agent layer contacting the hydrophilic surface of the base polymeric layer and having a composition different than the base polymeric layer, the therapeutic agent layer comprising
a particulate hydrophobic therapeutic agent; and
a cationic block copolymer comprising charged blocks and uncharged blocks disposed over the particulate hydrophobic therapeutic agent;
wherein the cationic block copolymer forms an exterior surface of the drug delivery coating; and
wherein a charge provided by the cationic block copolymer confers to the therapeutic agent layer an electrostatic attraction to negative charges or polar groups of a lipid bilayer of a cellular membrane and cellular components after implantation of a device bearing the coating in a subject.
US Pat. No. 10,214,552

METHOD FOR PURIFYING BETA-NICOTINAMIDE MONONUCLEOTIDE

BONTAC BIO-ENGINEERING (S...

1. A method for preparative purification of a salt of ?-nicotinamide mononucleotide, comprising:a. sequentially microfiltrating and nanofiltrating a crude product solution containing ?-nicotinamide mononucleotide to obtain a concentrated crude product solution containing ?-nicotinamide mononucleotide;
b. adjusting the concentrated crude product solution to pH 3-7 to obtain a loading solution, loading the loading solution onto a preparative reverse phase high performance liquid chromatographic column, and purifying a salt of ?-nicotinamide mononucleotide by gradient elution with an octadecylsilane-bonded silica gel as a stationary phase, a hydrochloric acid solution at pH 3-7 as a mobile phase A, and 100% ethanol as a mobile phase B obtain a purified sample solution containing ?-nicotinamide mononucleotide; and
c. concentrating the purified sample solution by nanofiltrating the purified sample solution to obtain a concentrated purified sample solution, and freeze drying the concentrated purified sample solution in a vacuum freeze drier to obtain a purified salt of ?-nicotinamide mononucleotide.
US Pat. No. 10,216,088

PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY METHOD BASED ON ELECTRONIC BEAM

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A photolithography method, the method comprising:emitting an incident electron beam;
making the incident electron beam pass through a two-dimensional nanomaterial to form a transmission electron beam and a plurality of diffraction electron beams;
shielding the transmission electron beam; and
radiating a surface of an object by the plurality of diffraction electron beams.
US Pat. No. 10,213,529

DELIVERY OF COATED HYDROPHOBIC ACTIVE AGENT PARTICLES

SurModics, Inc., Eden Pr...

1. A drug delivery device comprising:a substrate;
a hydrophilic polymer layer disposed on the surface of the substrate; and
an active agent layer consisting of coated therapeutic agent particles disposed on the surface of the hydrophilic polymer layer to form the outside surface of the drug delivery device, wherein the coated therapeutic agent particles are comprised of:
a particulate hydrophobic therapeutic agent core, the particulate hydrophobic therapeutic agent core having an average diameter of between 100 nm and 10 ?m; and
a cationic agent coating disposed on the surface of the particulate hydrophobic therapeutic agent core and configured to be in direct contact with a lipid bilayer of a cell membrane.
US Pat. No. 10,213,785

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION

NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVE...

1. A method for amplifying a nucleic acid sequence in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR), the method comprising:contacting, in a reaction vessel, a reaction mixture comprising the nucleic acid sequence and necessary reagents for the PCR with particles comprising a transition metal material; and
amplifying the nucleic acid sequence by increasing a temperature of the reaction mixture by irradiating the particles with electromagnetic radiation (EMR) having a frequency of about 300 THz to 400 THz and decreasing the temperature of the reaction mixture,
wherein the transition metal material is Fe3O4 and does not include an Au coating.
US Pat. No. 10,213,530

POLYMER FILM AND ANTIADHESIVE MATERIAL USING THE SAME

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A polymer film comprising a block copolymer having a structure in which branched polyalkylene glycol and polyhydroxyalkanoic acid are bound to each other, whereinthe branched polyalkylene glycol has at least three terminal hydroxyl groups per molecule,
mass percentage of the branched polyalkylene glycol relative to the total mass of the block copolymer is 1% to 30%,
a value obtained by dividing average molecular weight of polyhydroxyalkanoic acid in the block copolymer by X that is the number of terminal hydroxyl groups present per a single molecule of the branched polyalkylene glycol is 10000 to 30000, and
the polymer film is two dimensional and has a film thickness of 80 to 400 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,216,090

PATTERN-FORMING METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR RESIST PATTERN-REFINEMENT

JSR CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

14. A pattern-forming method comprising:forming a prepattern that is insoluble or that has a low solubility such that a shape of the prepattern is substantially maintained in an organic solvent;
bringing into contact with at least lateral faces of the prepattern, a composition which comprises a basic compound and an organic solvent and which does not comprise a polymer having a solubility in an organic solvent to be decreased by an action of an acid;
applying a composition on at least lateral faces of the prepattern to form a resin layer, the composition comprising a polymer having a solubility in the organic solvent to be decreased by an action of an acid, the polymer having a weight average molecular weight of no less than 13,000 and no greater than 150,000;
insolubilizing or desolubilizing in the organic solvent, regions adjacent to and in contact with the prepattern of the resin layer without being accompanied by an increase in a molecular weight by heating the prepattern and the resin layer; and
removing regions other than the regions insolubilized or desolubilized of the resin layer with the organic solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,213,531

COATING OF A VASCULAR ENDOPROSTHESIS

AACHEN SCIENTIFIC INTERNA...

1. A method for coating a vascular endoprosthesis, comprising the following steps:a1) at least partial wetting of the vascular endoprosthesis with a first solution of an active ingredient, and
b) at least partial wetting of the areas of the vascular endoprosthesis wetted with the first solution solution of the active ingredient with a liquid containing one or more of a water and at least one of an alcohol and a ketone.
US Pat. No. 10,214,811

VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF COATED PARTICLES

PneumatiCoat Technologies...

1. An atomic or molecular layer deposition process for coating the interior pores and exterior surfaces of a substrate, comprising:(a) placing a substrate comprising pores into a substrate reservoir through a first valve, wherein said substrate reservoir is operatively connected to, and initially isolated from, a first precursor reservoir, by a second valve;
(b) closing said first valve;
(c) producing a first reactive precursor vapor in said first precursor reservoir under pressure conditions sufficient to:
i. cause the first reactive precursor vapor to flow into the substrate reservoir upon opening the second valve;
ii. adequately saturate the surface area of the substrate with the first reactive precursor;
iii. deposit a layer of the first reactive precursor on the interior pores and exterior surfaces of said substrate;
(d) opening said second valve and allowing the pressure in the combined volumes of the substrate reservoir and the first precursor reservoir to equilibrate;
(e) conveying the substrate from the substrate reservoir into the first precursor reservoir, thereby producing a first reactive precursor coated substrate;
(f) removing excess first reactive precursor and gaseous reaction byproducts; and
(f) contacting the first reactive precursor coated substrate with a second reactive precursor vapor under conditions sufficient to produce an atomic or molecular layer deposition coated substrate semi-continuously.
US Pat. No. 10,214,556

METHOD FOR PURIFYING REDUCED FORM OF ?-NICOTINAMIDE ADENINE DINUCLEOTIDE

BONTAC BIO-ENGINEERING (S...

1. A method for purifying a salt of the reduced form of ?-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH), comprising:a. sequentially microfiltrating and nanofiltrating a crude solution containing NADH and NAD+ to obtain a concentrate containing NADH and NAD+;
b. adding an ion pair reagent to the concentrate to obtain a loading sample, loading the loading sample onto a reverse-phase chromatographic column, and eluting the reverse chromatographic column with a gradient of a buffer solution as a phase A and ethanol as a phase B to obtain a purified NADH solution;
c. changing cations in the purified NADH solution to sodium ions by a cation exchange resin to obtain a product solution; and
d. nanofiltrating the product solution to obtain a concentrated product solution, and freeze drying the concentrated product solution in a vacuum freeze drier,
wherein the ion pair reagent in step b is a tetramethylammonium hydroxide solution, the buffer solution in step b is a 20 mM buffer solution formulated with hydrochloric acid and aqueous ammonia at pH 7-9, and the ethanol is anhydrous ethanol.
US Pat. No. 10,214,559

PROTEIN RECOVERY

Heriot-Watt University, ...

1. A process for the recovery of proteinaceous matter, from a by-product stream arising from distillation processes, the process comprising:optionally, lysing or disrupting cells present in the by-product stream;
removing solid matter from the by-product stream to yield a clarified proteinaceous matter containing solution;
contacting the clarified proteinaceous matter containing solution with an adsorption matrix under conditions such that the proteinaceous matter binds to the matrix; wherein the adsorption matrix comprises a silica content of greater than 50% wt; and
altering the conditions to cause release of all of or a specific fraction of the proteinaceous matter bound to the adsorption matrix.
US Pat. No. 10,217,891

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BIOMIMETIC-INSPIRED INFRARED SENSORS FROM ZINC PHOSPHIDE MICROWIRES

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA, ...

1. A method for preparation of biomimetic-inspired infrared sensors utilizing a bottom up approach, the method comprising:providing a sinusoidal alternating electrical field between a preformed electrode gap comprising two gold micro-electrodes;
providing single needles of zinc phosphide crystals optimized for growth conditions using a physical vapour transport;
immobilizing at least one individual zinc phosphide nanowire in the preformed electrode gap using dielectrophoretic manipulation; and
placing and contacting, between the two gold micro-electrodes, the at least one individual zinc phosphide nanowire in the preformed electrode gap.